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  1. The electro-chemical tests and the programmable autonomous potentiometer; Las pruebas electroquimicas y el potenciostato autonomo programable

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    Garcia Ochoa, Esteban Miguel; Salazar Cruz, Sergio R.; Aguilar Soto, Armando; Ley Koo, Marcos [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1997-12-31

    The development of a programmable autonomous potentiostat is described as an instrumentation means for voltage and current measurement, considering that one of the main problems to solve is the metallic components corrosion. Also the electro-chemical tests that can be performed with this instrument are described, as well as some possible application [Espanol] Se describe el desarrollo de un potenciostato autonomo programable como medio de instrumentacion para medir voltajes y corrientes, tomando en cuenta que uno de los principales problemas por resolver es la corrosion de sus componentes metalicos. Se describen ademas las pruebas eletcroquimicas que pueden realizarse con este instrumento, asi como alguna posible aplicacion

  2. The electro-chemical tests and the programmable autonomous potentiometer; Las pruebas electroquimicas y el potenciostato autonomo programable

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    Garcia Ochoa, Esteban Miguel; Salazar Cruz, Sergio R; Aguilar Soto, Armando; Ley Koo, Marcos [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1998-12-31

    The development of a programmable autonomous potentiostat is described as an instrumentation means for voltage and current measurement, considering that one of the main problems to solve is the metallic components corrosion. Also the electro-chemical tests that can be performed with this instrument are described, as well as some possible application [Espanol] Se describe el desarrollo de un potenciostato autonomo programable como medio de instrumentacion para medir voltajes y corrientes, tomando en cuenta que uno de los principales problemas por resolver es la corrosion de sus componentes metalicos. Se describen ademas las pruebas eletcroquimicas que pueden realizarse con este instrumento, asi como alguna posible aplicacion

  3. Autonomía de las mujeres y seguridad urbana

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    Naredo Molero, María

    2014-01-01

    Este artículo pretende ser una contribución a la búsqueda de alternativas frente al modelo de seguridad actual, que fomenta el "atrincheramiento" individual de ciudadanos y ciudadanas y el recurso a las instancias de control social como única forma de resolución de los conflictos sociales y culturales. En estas páginas se aborda la seguridad en las ciudades desde una perspectiva distinta que, parte de la consideración de la misma como bien público (de todas y todos) y se propone una reformula...

  4. DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF POTENTIOMETER-BASED NONLINEAR TRANSDUCER EMULATOR

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    Sheroz Khan

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available This work attempts to design and implement in hardware a transducer with a nonlinear response using potentiometer. Potentiometer is regarded as a linear transducer, while a the response of a nonlinear transducer can be treated as a concatenation of linear segments made out of the response curve of an actual nonlinear transducer at the points of inflections being exhibited by the nonlinear curve. Each straight line segment is characterized by its slope and a constant, called the y-intercept, which is ultimately realized by a corresponding electronic circuit. The complete circuit diagram is made of three stages: (i the input stage for range selection, (ii a digital logic to make appropriate selection, (iii a conditioning circuit for realizing a given straight-line segment identified by its relevant slope and reference voltage. The simulation of the circuit is carried using MULTISIM, and the designed circuit is afterward tested to verify that variations of the input voltage give us an output voltage very close to the response pattern envisaged in the analytical stage of the design. The utility of this work lies in its applications in emulating purpose built transducers that could be used to nicely emulate a transducer in a real world system that is to be controlled by a programmable digital system.

  5. Autonomía de resistencia. Análisis y caracterización de la Autonomía en las Juntas de Buen Gobierno del Movimiento Zapatista

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    Martínez Espinoza, Manuel Ignacio

    2007-01-01

    En agosto de 2003, el Movimiento Zapatista creo a las Juntas de Buen Gobierno (JBG) en sus territorios, ubicados en el sureste de México, para fortalecer la aplicación de su autonomía. El texto analiza en profundidad la autonomía zapatista y concluye que, debido a que funciona como elemento orgánico del proyecto político zapatista, es una “Autonomía de Resistencia”. El argumento se expone en tres partes. En la primera, se revisan las líneas generales del Movimiento Zapatista y de las JBG. ...

  6. 1/f Noise and its coherence as a diagnostic tool for quality assessment of potentiometers

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    Vandamme, E.P.; Vandamme, L.K.J.

    1994-01-01

    The excess noise of different types of potentiometers has been investigated, and all showed a 1/f noise power-spectral density. Two types of conductive tracks are considered: carbon black resin type and metal-oxide glass cermet type. Also considered are different types of sliders: 1) metal-point

  7. Compact high-sensitivity potentiometer for detection of low ion concentrations in liquids

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    Balevicius, Z.; Lescinskas, R.; Celiesiute, R.; Stirke, A.; Balevicius, S.; Kersulis, S.; Bleizgys, V.; Maciuleviciene, R.; Ramanavicius, A.; Zurauskiene, N.

    2018-04-01

    The compact potentiometer, based on an electronic circuit protected from electrostatic and electromagnetic interference, was developed for the measurement of low ion concentrations in liquids. The electronic circuit of the potentiometer, consisting of analogous and digital parts, enables the measurement of fA currents. This makes it possible to perform reliable measurements of ion concentrations in liquids that are as small as 10-8-10-7M. The instrument was tested using electrodes that were selective for tetraphenylphosphonium (TPP+) ions. It was demonstrated that the characteristic response time of the potentiometer electronic circuit to changes in the concentration of these ions in a liquid was in the order of 10 s. An investigation of TPP+ absorption by baker yeast has shown that this device can be successfully used for long term (several hours) measurements with zero signal drift, which was about 1 μV/s. Finally, due to the small dimensions of the electronic circuit (7.5 × 2 × 1.5 cm), this potentiometer can be easily installed at a large apparatus in the laboratory condition (≈25 °C), such as high pulsed electrical generators of magnetic fields that are used in electroporation studies of biological cells.

  8. Del federalismo a las autonomías. Perspectiva histórica

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    Tomás PÉREZ DELGADO

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Hace unos meses, cuando en un celebrado artículo Francis Fukuyama analizaba «¿El fin de la Historia?», señalaba: «Si admitimos por el momento que el comunismo y el fascismo, rivales del liberalismo, han muerto, ¿queda algún oponente ideológico?... Dos posibilidades saltan a la vista: la religión y el nacionalismo ... Desde luego, es cierto que desde la batalla de lena, gran parte de los conflictos tienen su base en este...»l. Un movimiento que dominó gran parte del siglo XIX y las primeras décadas del siglo actual, apareció incluso en países europeos consolidados como forma de conciencia racial o cultural diferenciada, que reclamaba diversos grados de autonomía para algunas regiones y que vuelve a perfilarse como «uno de los más poderosos movimientos individuales que funcionan en el mundo actual...» (Sir Isaac Berlin, 1979; sobre todo a raíz del reciente derrumbe del centralismo comunista en la Europa del Este.

  9. Autonomía de gestión de la escuela. Las señales del isomorfismo empresarial

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    Lucía Rivera Ferreiro

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available La incorporación de la autonomía de gestión al marco jurídico que regula el sistema educativo, indica que la escuela es uno de los objetos de intervención de la reforma educativa. ¿Qué propósitos persigue esta legalización?, ¿qué efectos busca producir en las aulas y en el trabajo cotidiano de los docentes? Estas son las preguntas que intentamos responder en la presente colaboración.

  10. Notas sobre la autonomía de la voluntad de las personas vulnerable en el ámbito socio-sanitario

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    Hernández Martínez, Leticia

    2016-01-01

    El presente artículo repasa las distintas herramientas que nuestro ordenamiento jurídico pone a disposición de las personas vulnerables con la finalidad de hacer valer la autonomía de la voluntad y su dignidad como sujetos de derechos

  11. Las relaciones intergubernamentales en el nuevo estatuto de autonomía de Andalucía.

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    José Joaquín Fernández Alles

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available El sistema territorial de 1978 (Título VIII está basado en un principio constitucional, según el cual es potestad de los diferentes territorios iniciar y continuar el proceso autonómico e incluir en sus estatutos, a través de sucesivas reformas, sus respectivas materias y niveles de competencias. Sin embargo, mientras las relaciones intergubernamentales experimentan constantes cambios en el sistema federal comparado desde hace medio siglo, en España, la teoría constitucional no ha progresado en esta materia. Aunque la Constitución Española no establece formalmente una federación, sin embargo, el Estado de las Autonomías ha experimentado un gradual acercamiento al Estado Federal. En España, el discurso federal no es esencial en el debate sobre los poderes de los distintos gobiernos, como es el caso del bilateralismo fiscal o en las negociaciones entre las Comunidades Históricas y el Estado, y, sin embargo, el entendimiento del impacto de las relaciones intergubernamentales entre el Estado, los poderes autonómicos y los niveles locales es muy importante. En este contexto, después del referéndum de 18 de febrero de 2007, convocado por Decreto 2/2007, de 16 de enero, promulgada por el Presidente del Gobierno autonómico, tras su publicación en el Boletín Oficial del Estado y en el Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Andalucía, el nuevo Estatuto de Autonomía de Andalucía (Ley Orgánica 2/2007, de 19 de marzo ha entrado en vigor, incluyendo una nueva materia: las relaciones intergubernamentales (Título IX. Relaciones institucionales. Esta Ley Orgánica y otras leyes promueven el establecimiento de instrumentos de colaboración en los sectores con relaciones con el Estado, con otras Comunidades Autónomas, con los niveles locales y con las Comunidades Europeas, en los cuales las competencias de estas Administraciones Públicas pueden converger. Literalmente son cientos de convenios los que gestionan conjuntamente los funcionarios

  12. Autonomía, competencias y recursos de las entidades territoriales en la Constitución. Historia del acto legislativo No.1 (30 de Julio de 2001

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    Francisco Piedrahíta Plata

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available La gran innovación de la Constitución Colombiana de 1991 en el campo de la Organización Territorial fue la introducción del concepto de autonomía para las Entidades Territoriales. Y no lo hizo de cualquier manera: el artículo primero definió a Colombia como "...República unitaria, descentralizada, con autonomíade sus entidades territoriales...". Además, el art. 287 aclaró el significado de esa autonomía: "Las entidades territoriales gozan de autonomía para la gestión de sus intereses y dentro de los límites de la Constitución y la Ley. En tal virtud tendrán los iguientes derechos: 1. Gobernarse por autoridades propias. 2. Ejercer las competencias que les correspondan. 3. Administrar los recursos y establecer los tributos necesarios para el cumplimiento de sus funciones. 4. Participar en las rentas nacionales". Varios artículos del Título XI, sobre Organización Territorial, inician el desarrollo de los tres primeros de estos derechos. En el Título XII, sobre el régimen económico y de la hacienda pública, el art. 338 consagra el derecho de Asambleas y Concejos para imponer tributos; y los arts. 356, 357, 358, 360 y 361 dan cuerpo al cuarto derecho, el de participar en las rentasnacionales.

  13. Rezagos en el nivel de autonomía de las mujeres rurales mexicanas en la primera década del siglo XXI

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    Verónica López Guerra

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Considerando los cambios ocurridos en la condición de las mujeres mexicanas en materia escolar y laboral, además de las transformaciones del campo mexicano en las décadas recientes, llevamos a cabo un estudio sobre los avances y rezagos en la autonomía de las mujeres rurales comparándolas con sus pares urbanas. Para ello utilizamos los datos de la Encuesta Nacional sobre la Dinámica de las Relaciones en los Hogares (ENDIREH de 2011. Nuestros resultados sugieren la existencia de importantes rezagos en la condición de las mujeres rurales respecto a las urbanas; sin embargo, al considerar algunas características sociodemográficas se detectan algunos matices.

  14. Portable system of programmable syringe pump with potentiometer for determination of promethazine in pharmaceutical applications.

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    Saleh, Tawfik A; Abulkibash, A M; Ibrahim, Atta E

    2012-04-01

    A simple and fast-automated method was developed and validated for the assay of promethazine hydrochloride in pharmaceutical formulations, based on the oxidation of promethazine by cerium in an acidic medium. A portable system, consisting of a programmable syringe pump connected to a potentiometer, was constructed. The developed change in potential during promethazine oxidation was monitored. The related optimum working conditions, such as supporting electrolyte concentration, cerium(IV) concentration and flow rate were optimized. The proposed method was successfully applied to pharmaceutical samples as well as synthetic ones. The obtained results were realized by the official British pharmacopoeia (BP) method and comparable results were obtained. The obtained t-value indicates no significant differences between the results of the proposed and BP methods, with the advantages of the proposed method being simple, sensitive and cost effective.

  15. Method validation for uranium content analysis using a potentiometer T-90

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    Torowati; Ngatijo; Rahmiati

    2016-01-01

    An experimental method validation has been conducted for uranium content analysis using Potentiometer T-90. The method validation experiment was performed in the quality control laboratory of Experiment Fuel Element Installation, PTBBN - BATAN. The objective is to determine the level of precision and accuracy of analytical results for uranium analysis referring to the latest American Standard Test Method (ASTM) of ASTM C1267-11, which is a modified reference method by reducing of reagent consumption by 10% of the amount used by the original method. The ASTM C 1267-11 reference is a new ASTM as a substitute for the older ASTM namely ASTM C799, Vol.12.01, 2003. It is, therefore, necessary to validate the renewed method. The tool used for the analysis of uranium was potentiometer T-90 and the material used was standard uranium oxide powder CRM (Certificate Reference Material). Validation of the method was done by analyzing standard uranium powder by 7 times weighing and 7 times analysis. Analysis results were used to determine the level of accuracy, precision, Relative Standard Deviation (RSD) and Horwitz coefficient Variation and limit detection and quantitation. The average uranium obtained for this method validation is 84.36% with Standard Deviation (SD) of 0.12%, Relative Standard Deviation (RSD) 0.14% and 2/3 Horwitz coefficient Variation (CV Horwitz) 2.05%. The results show that RSD value is smaller than the value of (2/3) CV Horwitz, which means that this method has a high precision. The accuracy value obtained is 0.48%, and since the acceptance limit of high level of accuracy is when the accuracy value is <2.00%, this method is regarded as having a high degree of accuracy [1]. The limit of detection (LOD) and and the limit of quantitation (LOQ) are 0.0145 g/L and 0.0446 g/L respectively. It is concluded that the ASTM C 1267-11 reference method is valid for use. (author)

  16. El papel de la familia y los servicios en el mantenimiento de la autonomía de las personas mayores: una perspectiva internacional comparada.

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    ICIAR ANCIZU

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Se analiza de forma comparativa la estructura y la dinámica en los modelos de ayuda y cuidado a las personas ancianas en cinco países con diferentes estructuras de bienestar y tradiciones, así como valores, normas y costumbres familiares distintos, en los que también se observa un sentido de la autonomía disimilar entre las personas ancianas. Los países son Noruega, España, Alemania, Inglaterra e Israel. Se presentan los resultados obtenidos en el área del apoyo a las personas ancianas en riesgo de dependencia por parte de los servicios, públicos y privados, y la familia, observándose similitudes y diferencias entre los cinco países. La investigación es resultado de un proyecto financiado por la Comisión Europea dentro del V Programa Marco. Los resultados presentados y el análisis realizado son de carácter cuantitativo y cualitativo pues, además de la encuesta realizada con una muestra de algo más de 6.000 personas, se han realizado entrevistas en profundidad a díadas de padre/madre e hijo/a cuyo análisis se ha realizado utilizando el método WinMax. Después de las conclusiones se presentan algunas recomendaciones para las políticas públicas.

  17. Ensayo sobre las mujeres y la autonomía de la voluntad: el sida y la Ley 25.543 desde una mirada bioética

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    Garaventa, Carlos A.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo de investigación toma como punto de partida la idea de que el principal síntoma de la enfermedad del sida, a partir de su descubrimiento hace treinta años, pareciera ser la discriminación que al principio fue sufrida por los hombres homosexuales hasta que se descubrió el virus del HIV en una mujer. Empero, a partir de ese momento, y en un período de tiempo relativamente corto, el número de mujeres infectadas se incrementó a mucha mayor velocidad que el de los hombres. En este sentido, este artículo se propone demostrar cómo la situación de sometimiento de las mujeres y la discriminación que éstas sufren en varios aspectos de su vida explican este fenómeno mundial. Asimismo, se desarrolla el concepto de autonomía de la voluntad en el marco de la filosofía moderna, partiendo de su concepción como derecho negativo y desarrollando su evolución posterior hacia la idea de un derecho positivo, marcada por el advenimiento de las ideas del Estado de bienestar keynesiano, en el Siglo XX. El punto de partida es la idea de que las mujeres son personas vulnerables, cuyo derecho de libertad (autonomía de la voluntad se ve afectado. Esto se vincula con el cambio de paradigma, mediante el cual opera una transformación de derecho negativo a derecho positivo. Este paper nos brinda, entonces, una explicación acerca de cuáles son los motivos por los que la autonomía de la voluntad de las mujeres debe ser objeto de una protección jurídica especial. Sin embargo, esta protección no debe llegar al punto de transgredir los límites de la libertad que son, además, los que permiten asegurar su goce a todas las personas. En este orden de ideas, se realiza una crítica a la Ley 25.543 y se señala que viola el principio de enantiotelidad, porque ampara una conducta lesiva hacia un tercero.

  18. Autonomía de las prácticas de estudio en ambientes virtuales de aprendizaje

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    Isabel Cristina Ángel Uribe

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available This article presents the literature review on autonomy within study practices done as part of the research project “Pedagogical Use of virtual forums and blogs in graduate courses: maximizing autonomy within study practices, a case study at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana”. The purpose of the literature review was to find out the elements that maximize autonomy in study practices among students, especially, from teachers’ instructions and moderations through blogs and virtual forums used as pedagogical and didactic resources in graduate virtual courses. Teaching and motivation showed to be the two most prominent elements to favor autonomy within study practices. Elements such as accompaniment, counseling, autonomous work processes, and assessment - that make part of the role of the teacher who promotes autonomous learning (Lobato, 2006 - were considered in order to design the instruments. Also, López-Aguado’s CETA structure factors for autonomous work (2010 – resourcefulness, collaboration, test design, and participation were considered.

  19. Formación de las autonomías indígenas originarias y campesinas en Bolivia: Un proceso precario

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    Pavlína Springerová

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Formation of Indigenous First Peoples and Peasant Autonomies in Bolivia: A Precarious Process The goal of the article is to explore the obstacles to the process of the creation of Indigenous First Peoples and Peasant Autonomies (AIOC – autonomías indígenas originarias campesi-nas in Bolivia. In the specific case of the municipality San Pedro de Totora Marka we will verify the relevance of the Dickovick’s and Eaton’s theories of recentralization and institutional layering that emphasize the political factors as the principal obstacles to the decentralization process. The actors’ perception (primarily political and indigenous authorities of AIOC and its main obstacles are more important than the normative-institutional context (such as laws, orders. The discourses of the main protagonists are examined for the purpose of capturing the main obstacles to the process. The data comes from semi-structured interviews carried out in Bolivia in the period between July and October 2015.ResumenEl objetivo de este artículo es explorar las mayores trabas en el proceso de la formación de las autonomías indígenas originarias campesinas (AIOC en Bolivia. En el caso concreto del municipio San Pedro de Totora Marka verificamos la relevancia de las teorías de recentralización y estratificación institucional de Dickovick y Eaton quienes consideran los factores políticos como principales obstáculos del proceso descentralizador. En este sentido, más importante que el contexto normativo-institucional (leyes, reglas etc., es la percepción de las AIOC y sus frenos potenciales por parte de los mismos protagonistas del proceso (sobre todo las autoridades políticas y originarias. Con el fin de descubrir los obstáculos principales son examinados los discursos de los protagonistas del proceso utilizando ante todo los datos de las entrevistas semiestructuradas realizadas en Bolivia en el período desde julio hasta octubre 2015.

  20. Relación entre la autonomía y las experiencias educativas previas de los actores curriculares encontradas en un contexto de educación superior de Bogotá, Colombia

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    Hélder Barahona Urbano

    2011-01-01

    universitarios sobre la autonomía en los procesos de aprendizaje y enseñanza, en el programa académico de Administración de Empresas, de la jornada diurna? La metodología que utilizó fue cualitativa, con enfoque etnográfico crítico; corresponde a la línea de investigación que se denomina ¿Pedagogía y Didáctica¿. Los resultados describen las relaciones que existen entre las creencias y las experiencias educativas previas, de los actores curriculares sobre la autonomía en los procesos de enseñanza y aprendizaje. Se concluye que relaciones pedagógicas establecidas en los procesos educativos afectan directamente la autonomía.

  1. Polarización de la estructura funcional de las capitales de provincia y de autonomía en España: 1981-2011

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    Escolano Utrilla, Severino

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Some fundamental trends of the recent reorganization of economic activities in Spain are defined by the growing concentration in certain urban areas of certain economic activities, especially those related to the creation, management and use of innovation and knowledge, and selective decentralization of others. The main hypothesis of this work assumes that capital of autonomy is a factor that exerts some influence on the structure of economic activities in a city. In this paper we study the scope of this thesis referred to municipalities and provincial capitals of autonomy between 1981 and 2011. The study conducted helps verify the trend towards concentration of capital in certain activities of the knowledge economy. The good connectivity of cities or the proximity to large urban areas are attractive forces; the capital of autonomy has a limited influence on intermediate sized nuclei located in dynamic regional contexts.Parte de la reorganización reciente de las actividades económicas en España se define por la concentración en determinadas áreas urbanas de ciertas actividades económicas, especialmente las relacionadas con la creación, gestión y uso de la innovación y el conocimiento, y por la descentralización selectiva de otras. La hipótesis principal de este trabajo asume que la capitalidad de autonomía es un factor que ejerce influencia en la estructura de las actividades económicas de una ciudad. En este marco se estudia el alcance de estas tesis referidas a los municipios capitales de provincia y de autonomía entre 1981 y 2011. El estudio permite constatar la tendencia a la concentración en determinadas capitales de las actividades de la «economía del conocimiento» . La buena conectividad de las ciudades o la cercanía a grandes áreas urbanas son fuerzas de atracción de este tipo de actividades; la capitalidad de autonomía tiene una influencia limitada en núcleos de tamaño intermedio ubicados en contextos regionales

  2. El laberinto de la autonomía indígena en el Ecuador: las circunscripciones territoriales indígenas en la Amazonía Central, 2010-2012

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    Ortiz-T., Pablo

    2014-01-01

    ¿Cuáles son los avatares y desencuentros presentes en el proceso de constitución de las Circunscripciones Territoriales Indígenas (CTIs) en relación a la vigencia del derecho a la autodeterminación y autogestión territorial de las nacionalidades indígenas en el Ecuador? Para responder a dicha interrogante, el artículo considera el reconocimiento al derecho a la autonomía y autodeterminación de las nacionalidades y pueblos indígenas en Ecuador. Posteriormente, analiza el alcance...

  3. Instituciones, federalismo defensor de mercados y Estado de las Autonomías. Un análisis de segunda generación

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    Gonzalo Caballero

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available La nueva economía institucional ha impulsado el análisis de las institucionesde nue vas ba ses teó ri cas en el seno de la cien cia eco nó mi ca. La aten ción a lasinstituciones ha permitido el desarrollo de una segunda generación de teo -rías económicas del federa lismo. Este artículo analiza el modelo español dedescentraliza ción del Estado de las Autonomías desde este nuevo enfoqueteórico, estudiando la relación entre instituciones, policy-making y eco no -mía por medio de la hipótesis de un federa lismo defensor de mercados parael caso español. Esta hipótesis presenta dos fuentes de ineficiencia de la es truc -tura federal española en su función de división del poder político y defensade los mercados. Por una parte, el sistema de financiación autonómica cons -tituyó un “pacto fiscal con el diablo” que limitó la corresponsabilidad fiscal.Por otra, la estructura institucional del Senado lo convirtió en un blunt vetoplayer, cuya fórmula de gobernación constituye una situación self-enforcingque dificulta la reforma.

  4. Las cláusulas excepcionales en la actividad contractual de la administración pública: ¿autonomía de la voluntad o imposición del legislador?

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    Néstor David Osorio Moreno

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Dentro de la actividad contractual de la administración pública en Colombia, se ha permitido, por disposición de la normativa constitucional y del legislador, la aplicación del principio de la autonomía de la voluntad, para que los sujetos contratantes dentro del negocio jurídico público construyan y establezcan las cláusulas que determinen las condiciones del contrato que celebran. El alcance de la autonomía de la voluntad debe ser analizado y sometido a una reflexión, frente a la institución de las cláusulas excepcionales al Derecho común, utilizadas por las entidades del Estado, dentro de la relación jurídica contractual que genera con el contratista. La existencia de las cláusulas excepcionales ha sido justificada por la consecución de los fines del Estado y, en especial, del interés público, pero no se ha reflexionado sobre la esencia de la figura. La aplicación de la institución en las relaciones contractuales del Estado se ha desarrollado sin determinar la naturaleza de la figura, como verdaderas cláusulas, originadas por la autonomía de la voluntad de las partes del contrato, o si se trata de privilegios conferidos e impuestos por el legislador, a la administración pública, como concreción del principio de legalidad. Este trabajo concluye que las cláusulas excepcionales al Derecho común, utilizadas en la actividad contractual de la administración pública, consisten en privilegios especiales que impone el legislador a las entidades estatales, dentro de la relación jurídica contractual, y que se contraponen a la esencia del verdadero concepto de cláusula y del principio de la autonomía de la voluntad.

  5. Autonomía y gestión directiva en el centro del discurso de las políticas educativas para la Educación Secundaria en Argentina

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    María Cecilia Bocchio

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta los resultados de una investigación que estudió los efectos de una política de promoción de la autonomía en la gestión directiva de escuelas de nivel medio de la provincia de Córdoba, Argentina. El Ministerio de Educación provincial promovió acciones específicas a través del llamado Proyecto Promoción Autonomía de la Escuela (PPAE, articulando un discurso de mayor autonomía, dotación de recursos y responsabilización por los resultados en la introducción de nuevas técnicas de gestión escolar. Se reconoce a la “gestión por proyectos” como uno de los principales mecanismos de regulación y de focalización de recursos del sistema educativo, a partir del cual se promueve un tipo de autonomía que traslada responsabilidades a las escuelas y legitima nuevas modalidades de control. El trabajo analiza el concepto de autonomía que sostiene estas políticas, se presenta el caso en estudio y se abordan los sentidos que los actores involucrados asignaron al PPAE.

  6. Desarrollo de un objeto virtual de aprendizaje para promover la autonomía en niños con autismo en las áreas básicas

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    Jeimy Santa

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Este texto da cuenta del trabajo de investigación que tuvo como propósito la creación de un Objeto Virtual de Aprendizaje con el cual evaluar, mejorar y enriquecer, desde las diferentes áreas básicas, la autonomía de los estudiantes con necesidades educativas especiales del Liceo de Guilford y Gagné, que se encuentran cursando el grado nivelación de primaria. Se creó un aplicativo de software en el programa Jclic, con el fin de apoyar el aprendizaje de los estudiantes con Autismo, en las áreas básicas del currículo, así como apoyarlos en el desarrollo de la autonomía. También se valoró la importancia de la formación teórica, actitudinal y práctica para iniciar o fortalecer procesos de integración e inclusión de personas con Autismo al aula regular. Se logró fortalecer la autonomía de los estudiantes con Autismo, a través de las múltiples ayudas del objeto virtual (auditivas y visuales, consiguiendo, finalmente, que los niños interactúen independientemente con el software (sin ayuda de un adulto, generando un avance para decidir y actuar por sí mismo. 

  7. Autonomic Neuropathy

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    ... risk of autonomic neuropathy. Other diseases. Amyloidosis, porphyria, hypothyroidism and cancer (usually due to side effects from treatment) may also increase the risk of autonomic neuropathy. ...

  8. Cuerpo,sexo y reproducción. La noción de autonomía de las mujeres puesta en cuestión: el aborto y otras situaciones sensibles

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    Josefina Leonor Brown

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available En salud sexual y reproductiva los temas relativos a la autonomía son cruciales, personales y a veces muy problemáticos. Nuestro interés es indagar sobre distintas concepciones acerca del “ser una paciente”, en tanto pone en juego cuestiones políticas y sociales de primer orden, por ejemplo las que tienen que ver con lasformas de la autonomía y lasrelacionessociales de subordinación. Y cuestiones que tienen que ver con la construcción social del cuerpo, la individuación y la ciudadanía. Aquí exploramos empírica y conceptualmente algunos tipos ideales de paciente, en función de su autonomía como individuo capaz de juicio y acción, y como sujeto de derechos y responsabilidades. El análisis de diversas situaciones – algunas límite (como el caso del aborto – nos permiten problematizar qué se entiende por “sujetos/personas autónomos/as” en el ámbito de la salud-enfermedad. Aquí exponemos los resultados del análisis que, por un lado problematizan la noción de autonomía desligándola de la matrizliberal y poniéndola en relación con el cuerpo y las emociones en el marco de relaciones interpersonales; y por otro, permiten operacionalizar la tipología de paciente definido en función de la autonomía de la que partimos (sujeto pasivo, consumidor/usuario, e interlocutor-ciudadano.

  9. De reglas blandas, árbitros mansos y malos partidos: las leyes y la autonomía del órgano electoral de Querétaro

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    Martha Gloria Morales Garza

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En el artículo se analiza la evolución de la normatividad electoral en el estado de Querétaro desde 1994 hasta las reformas que estaban en proceso legislativo en septiembre de 2011. Se analiza el impacto de las leyes en las prácticas políticas, pero también las acciones de los actores políticos, incluidos los ciudadanos, que modifican esas mismas reglas, en un ir y venir entre sujetos y estructuras. Se muestra cómo la aspiración autoritaria trasciende las siglas partidistas, al presentarse no cuando gobierna un partido u otro sino cuando los contrapesos institucionales y de opinión pública son débiles.

  10. Un episodio del pensamiento francés de la autonomía. Benjamin Constant y las idées très ingénieuses

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    Francisco Gelman Constantin

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available UN EPISODIO DEL PENSAMIENTO FRANCÉS DE LA AUTONOMÍA Benjamin Constant y las idées très ingénieuses   Francisco Gelman Constantin Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires     Abstract – This paper attempts a consideration of the significance of Benjamin Constant’s aesthetic thoughts within the context of the history of the concept of “aesthetic autonomy”. With that in mind it reevaluates his transformation of the German tradition, by way of its binding to the social theory corresponding to the cultural and historical analysis of early French Romanticism. Taking the coinage of the expression “art for art’s sake” as a starting point, this paper reconstructs the whole of Constant’s thought-system, as well as its exchanges with some of his contemporaries –namely Mme. de Staël and Henry Crabb Robinson– in the means of understanding the proper reach of the conceptual novelties brought in by him, as can be seen from the standing point of Begriffsgeschichte. The paper deals not only with his postulates referring specifically to a negative relationship towards the mercantile society, but also with the analogies he establishes between art, love, religion and morality, while it furthermore examines his theory of social autonomy. The reflexive setting together of this different elements, assembled from his political essays, his journals, the novel Adolphe and other writings, brings to the light a general form of a thought of the autonomous, which explains the manner in which Constant understands aesthetic autonomy in particular, by way of his collaboration and dissent with his European colleagues.   Keywords: autonomy; Constant; art for art’s sake; Begriffsgeschichte; religion     Resumen – Este trabajo se propone reconsiderar la importancia de las reflexiones estéticas de Benjamin Constant en el contexto de la historia del concepto de autonomía estética. Para ello reevalúa las transformaciones

  11. La autonomía de las CAR en la jurisprudencia constitucional de Colombia: Análisis de línea jurisprudencial

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    Luz Stella Mantilla

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The public administration of the environment in Colombia is characterized by decentralized . Based on this form of organization , renewable natural resources are organized under criteria ecosystem unit subject to the territorial jurisdiction of the regional autonomous corporations CAR. The CAR is part of what in Colombia is called the National Environmental System, SINA, and although they are not subject to administrative hierarchies by the Ministry of environment, discusses the true scope of its administrative autonomy. The discussion about the autonomy of the CAR has created tensions between the central level and the decentralized level to the point of being necessary the intervention of the constitutional court to set limits to the possibility for the Ministry to intervene in the proceedings of the CAR, and to define those competencies that the CAR can act autonomously

  12. Autonomous houses. Autonomous house

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    Tanaka, S. (Tokai University, Tokyo (Japan). Faculty of Engineering)

    1991-09-30

    Self-sufficiency type houses are outlined. On condition that people gain a certain amount of income in relation with the society, they self-suffice under the given environment, allowing themselves to accept a minimum of industrial products with small environmental load. Ordinary supply from outside of fossil energy and materials which depend on it is minimized. Types are classified into three: energy, energy materials and perfect self-sufficiency. A study project for environment symbiotic houses is progressing which is planned by the Ministry of Construction and Institute of Building Energy Conservation and is invested by a private company. Its target is making a house for halving an environmental load by CO{sub 2}, for the purpose of creating the environment symbiotic house which is nice to and in harmony with the global environment and human beings. As a part of the studies on energy-saving and resource conservation on houses, introduced is a plan of an autonomous house at Izu-Atagawa. The passive method and high thermal-insulation are used for air conditioning, and hot spring water for hot water supply. Electric power is generated by hydroelectric power generation using mountain streams and by solar cells. Staple food is purchased, while subsidiary food is sufficed. 17 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

  13. Miradas transdisciplinarias en las ciencias sociales en América Latina. Reflexiones que se articulan con los conceptos de autonomía y alteridad desarrollados por Cornelius Castoriadis

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    María del Socorro Foio

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo reflexionamos acerca del papel de launiversidad y las ciencias sociales en Latinoamérica, y susposibilidades para crear conocimiento con otros –enseñando yaprendiendo a la vez–, en una revisión teórica y metodológicaque, incluyendo la discusión con la crítica de la colonialidad,habilite la construcción transdisciplinaria. Entendemos que las nociones de autonomía y alteridaddesarrolladas por Castoriadis son fructíferas para imaginar unasciencias sociales-otras, cuyo desafío es fisurar aquellosmecanismos de subvaloración de vidas y saberes impuestos en nuestro continente por la herencia monocultural delcolonialismo y los Estados-nación y la lógica del mercado.En ese marco, repasamos algunas teorías y constructosconceptuales que, en la recuperación de lógicas depensamiento, formas de socialización y subjetividad presentesen pueblos originarios y afroamericanos y sectores subalternosrurales y urbanos, resignifican el legado de epistemologíassubordinadas y las prácticas de colectivos sociales que luchanpor otros mundos posibles.

  14. Autonomía

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    Martínez Muñoz, Juan Antonio

    2007-01-01

    En este ensayo la noción de autonomía es estudiada de un modo diferente al sentido habitual; sus implicaciones y las contradicciones que encierra, específicamente como sucedáneo de la genuina libertad. El artículo describe el modelo de hombre presupuesto en su uso. Concluye con su inviabilidad para resolver problemas morales y sociales.

  15. La mayor "calidad democrática" del nuevo Estatuto de Autonomía de las Islas Baleares: régimen electoral, Consejo Consultivo y procedimiento de reforma

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    Joan Oliver Araujo

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available La Ley Orgánica 1/2007, de 28 de febrero, de reforma del Estatuto de Autonomía de las Illes Balears (EAIB, ha derogado, de facto, el texto anterior, aprobando un nuevo Estatuto. Sus objetivos van en una doble dirección: por una parte, «avanzar» en el «autogobierno» de estas tierras y, por otra, profundizar en el «sistema democrático», al que califica literalmente de «valor supremo». En este trabajo hemos reflexionado sobre los pasos que ha dado el nuevo texto para incidir en el segundo de los objetivos indicados, esto es, en la mejora de la «calidad democrática» del sistema político instaurado en la Comunidad Autónoma balear. En concreto, y no de forma casual, nuestro análisis se ha centrado en tres cuestiones de capital importancia para lograr aquel «valor supremo» al que alude el Estatuto en su preámbulo. En primer lugar, el sistema electoral que se utilizará para que las preferencias políticas de los ciudadanos de Baleares, expresadas en votos, se transformen en escaños en el Parlamento autonómico, el cual es —sin duda—el corazón político de la Comunidad y fuente de donde emanan todos los demás poderes de la misma. En segundo lugar, la nueva configuración del Consejo Consultivo de las Illes Balears, ya que—en su doble dimensión del órgano de consulta y órgano de control—será un instrumento de auxilio a la Administración activa, para que —en su quehacer diario—no se aparte de los imperativos legales, y una garantía para los ciudadanos, que verán como los actos más importantes de aquélla son dictaminados de oficio por un órgano independiente y de reconocida preparación jurídica para corregir abusos, evitar errores o, más comúnmente, reparar actuaciones u omisiones que suponen una inadmisible pasividad o dejadez ante sus justos intereses o sus legítimas reclamaciones. Por último, en tercer lugar, hemos centrado nuestro análisis en el nuevo proceso de reforma del propio Estatuto de Autonom

  16. Autonomous search

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    Hamadi, Youssef; Saubion, Frédéric

    2012-01-01

    Autonomous combinatorial search (AS) represents a new field in combinatorial problem solving. Its major standpoint and originality is that it considers that problem solvers must be capable of self-improvement operations. This is the first book dedicated to AS.

  17. El papel autónomo de enfermería en las consultas O papel autônomo da enfermagem nas consultas The autonomous role of nursing during medical visits

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    ITZA LEILIANA CAMARGO B.

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo hace referencia a la autonomía de enfermería en las consultas de atención primaria. Surgió de las inquietudes que plantean las enfermeras sobre su autonomía en el desarrollo de su rol en el marco de la estrategia de atención primaria en salud (APS. Además de la revisión de la literatura sobre la temática, contiene algunos lineamientos para hacer una aproximación a la autonomía de las enfermeras a través de la APS. Está dirigido a todos los profesionales de enfermería que comparten la esperanza de llegar a tomar decisiones propias, teniendo en cuenta que la falta de delimitación de sus funciones implica una repercusión importante para la profesión y la sociedad. Para la profesión porque hace más difícil la consolidación del logro de su identidad profesional, tan necesaria y promulgada en la actualidad, y en la sociedad porque redunda en la calidad de la atención que se brinda y en la imagen que esta tiene de la enfermería.O presente artigo se refere à autonomia da enfermagem nas consultas de atenção primária. A necessidade do trabalho nasceu a partir da preocupação das enfermeiras sobre sua autonomia no desempenho da função de enfermagem no âmbito da estratégia de atenção primária em saúde (APS. Além da revisão bibliográfica acerca dos temas, o trabalho contem algumas diretrizes para abordar a autonomia das enfermeiras através da APS. O estudo está voltado para todos os profissionais da enfermagem que compartilham a esperança de tomar decisões próprias, levando em conta que a falta de delimitação de suas funções traz repercussões importantes para a profissão e a sociedade. Para a profissão, porque dificulta a consolidação de sua identidade profissional, tão necessária e promulgada atualmente, e para a sociedade, porque redunda na qualidade da atenção oferecida e na imagem da enfermagem dentro da sociedade.This article refers to the nursing autonomy in primary

  18. El papel autónomo de enfermería en las consultas The autonomous role of nursing during medical visits O papel autônomo da enfermagem nas consultas

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    CARO CLARA VIRGINIA

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo hace referencia a la autonomía de enfermería en las consultas de atención primaria. Surgió de las inquietudes que plantean las enfermeras sobre su autonomía en el desarrollo de su rol en el marco de la estrategia de atención primaria en salud (APS. Además de la revisión de la literatura sobre la temática, contiene algunos lineamientos para hacer una aproximación a la autonomía de las enfermeras a través de la APS. Está dirigido a todos los profesionales de enfermería que comparten la esperanza de llegar a tomar decisiones propias, teniendo en cuenta que la falta de delimitación de sus funciones implica una repercusión importante para la profesión y la sociedad. Para la profesión porque hace más difícil la consolidación del logro de su identidad profesional, tan necesaria y promulgada en la actualidad, y en la sociedad porque redunda en la calidad de la atención que se brinda y en la imagen que esta tiene de la enfermería.This article refers to the nursing autonomy in primary assistance patient services. It originated from the questions posed by nurses on the autonomy in the development of their role within the framework of the health primary assistance strategy (APS for its initials in Spanish. In addition to the literature review on the issue, it contains some guidelines to make an approach to the nurses’ autonomy through the APS. It is geared at all the nursing professionals who share the hope to, one day, be able to make their own decisions, taking into account that the lack of definition of their functions has an important repercussion for the nursing profession and for society. For the profession because it makes consolidation of professional identity more difficult, an identity that is much needed and promoted nowadays, and for society because it is reflected in the quality of the assistance provided and in the image people have of nursing.O presente artigo se refere à autonomia da enfermagem

  19. Los debates del Estatuto de Autonomía de Cataluña en las cortes republicanas (mayo-agosto de 1932. El idioma catalán y el sistema escolar

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    Xavier Tornafoch Yuste

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available La discusión del Estatuto de Cataluña en el marco de la constitución del nuevo régimen republicano, surgido de las elecciones municipales del 12 de abril de 1931, evidenció las diferencias que persistían en el seno de la comunidad política española sobre esta cuestión. Los partidos republicanos catalanes, decididamente favorables al autogobierno de Cataluña se enfrentaron en las Cortes a la mayoría de organizaciones españolas, de derecha y de izquierda, reacias a conceder una autonomía política a la región catalana. Los dos aspectos que más debate suscitaron fueron la oficialidad del idioma catalán y el sistema escolar. Esta polémica parlamentaria se llevó a cabo entre los meses d emayo y agosto del año 1932._____________________ABSTRACT:The discusion of the Statute of Catalonia in the framework of the constitution of the new one republican state, arisen of the lections of April 12, 1931, showed the differences that persisted in the breast of the political community Spanish on this question. The republican parties Catalonians, determined favorable to self-government of Catalonia they were faced in the Courts to the Spanish majority of organizations, of riht and of left, reluctant to grant a political autonomy to the Catalonian region. The two aspects that more debates stirred up were the official character of the Catalonian language and the school system. This parliamentary polemics was carried out among the months of May and August of the year 1932.

  20. Cultura, memoria autobiográfica y yo: un análisis narrativo de las dimensiones de autonomía y relación

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    Segundo Encuentro de la Sección Ibérica de la ISCAR (International Society for Cultural and Activity Research) celebrado en el Santuario de Santa María del Collell (Girona) los días 21, 22 y 23 de abril de 2014. El título de las jornadas fue “Personas y sociedades conectadas: nuevos desafíos, nuevos aportes” La investigación sobre memoria autobiográfica (MA) revela una estrecha relación entre ésta y el yo, afectada por experiencias y factores culturales. Los estudios clásicos han aportado ...

  1. La lógica de los trabajadores. Un estudio sobre la racionalidad, la autonomía y la coherencia de las prácticas y los significados de los trabajadores

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    León Medina, Francisco José

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available While some of the recent literature addressing the sociology of work and organizations recognizes the role of workers’ agency, it always includes the concept of workers’ subjectivity as a contradictory and inconsistent “effect” of power relations. In contrast to this approach, using the analysis of eighteen interviews conducted with workers of an automotive multinational in Barcelona, it will be shown in this article the innovative, autonomous, logical and coherent character of the set of meanings guiding workers’ everyday actions. In this case study, the everyday actions of the workers are guided by a belief in the necessity of an ethical code of behavior. This code is composed of a set of congruent moral principles. The actions of resistance and commitment, presented by several authors as contradictory, appear being consistent with a set of ethical principles, and therefore, as value-rational actions.

    En parte de la literatura reciente sobre sociología del trabajo y de las organizaciones, el reconocimiento del papel de los obreros como agentes ha venido de la mano de una concepción de la subjetividad de los trabajadores como un “efecto” contradictorio e inconsistente de las relaciones de poder. Frente a esta concepción, y a partir del análisis de dieciocho entrevistas realizadas a trabajadores de una multinacional automovilística de Barcelona, se pondrá de manifiesto en este artículo el carácter innovador, autónomo, lógico y coherente del conjunto de los significados que guían las acciones cotidianas de los trabajadores. En el caso analizado, los trabajadores guían sus acciones cotidianas bajo la idea de la necesidad de respetar un código ético de comportamiento compuesto por una serie de principios morales bien trabados. Las acciones de compromiso y resistencia, que algunos autores presentan como contradictorias, aparecen aquí como acciones coherentes con una serie de principios éticos, y por tanto, como

  2. La formación de la pólis en la Grecia Antigua: autonomía del campesinado, subordinación de las aldeas

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    Julián Gallego

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Se estudia el desarrollo de la pólis griega y sus bases sociales de origen aldeano. Se em-prende primeramente un cotejo de los conceptos de campesino y farmer para sopesar qué catego-ría resulta más apropiada para analizar a los pequeños productores antiguos. A partir de esto se revisa el testimonio de Hesíodo en Trabajos y días sobre la existencia de una situación de depen-dencia del campesinado. Por último, se examinan los cambios provocados por la subordinación de las aldeas a la ciudad, considerando la participación política de los labradores y el rol de la al-dea como subdivisión cívica de la pólis

  3. «Derecho, poder y libertad» a propósito de las batallas por la autonomía jurisdiccional entre las Audiencias del Cusco y Charcas (1820-1825

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    Sala i Vila, Núria

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available As of 1820 and after the invasion of San Martin, the Peruvian judicial system had to adapt to the de facto disappearance of the High Court of Lima, as well as to the model that had been designed by the Constitution of 1812 and the Magistrate and High Court Code of 9 October, 1812. This paper analyzes said process and the ensuing tension resulting from the High Courts of Cusco and Charcas having to solve procedural problems, but paying special attention to the debates and actors, especially lawyers, that constituted the Hispanic judicial culture during the Three-Year Liberal Period in the viceroyship of Peru, supposing that said reality extended to the national construction of Peru and Bolivia.A partir de 1820 y tras la invasión de San Martín, el sistema judicial peruano tuvo que adecuarse a la desaparición de facto de la Audiencia de Lima y al modelo diseñado por la Constitución de 1812 y el Reglamento de las Audiencias y Juzgados de primera instancia del 9 de octubre de 1812. El artículo analiza tal proceso y las tensiones generadas cuando las Audiencias Nacionales de Cusco y Charcas hubieron de resolver problemas de procedimiento, pero sobre todo se ahonda en los debates y actores, abogados fundamentalmente, que conformaron la cultura jurídica hispana durante el Trienio Liberal en el virreinato del Perú, asumiendo que tal realidad trascendió en la construcción nacional del Perú y Bolivia.

  4. Entre la autonomía y la dependencia: interpelando las políticas de empleo desde una perspectiva de género Between autonomy and independency: challenging employment policies from a gender perspective

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    Nora Goren

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available En un contexto en donde los marcos colectivos que estructuran la identidad social e individual de la población se fueron desistitucionalizando, nos vemos obligados a repensarlos en el marco de los nuevos procesos de socialización, donde el trabajo, mirado de manera tradicional, deja de ser el eje central de referencia. Aparecen nuevos espacios que dan lugar a esta construcción que se expresa en términos identitarios, en los cuales la política social, a través del poder simbólico que posee derivado de la capacidad que tiene el Estado de establecer clasificaciones, define identidades sociales al condicionar las prácticas cotidianas de los actores y actrices sociales. Las mujeres subjetivan su paso por los programas sociales, dándole un significado particular. En este sentido el trabajo presenta una tipología elaborada a partir de la lejanía o la proximidad en la que pueden encontrarse las mujeres, "beneficiarias" de programas de empleo, respecto a la posibilidad de construir su propia autonomía. Esta se propone aportar al momento de interpelar las acciones sociales desde una perspectiva de género, en tanto habilitantes, en mayor o en menor medida, de cambios en los repertorios subjetivos de las mujeres y de una forma diferente o no de hacer las cosas y de verse a si mismas y a su futuro. La metodología utilizada para la elaboración de esta tipología basada en la exploración de las representaciones e imaginarios femeninos explícitos e implícitos, fue de tipo cualitativo, esta metodología tiene la peculiaridad de captar la perspectiva interna de los actores y actrices sociales por medio de la utilización de un lenguaje de conceptos (Glasser y Strauss, 1967; Denzin y Lincoln, 1994.In a context where the collective frameworks that structure people's social and individual identities have been deinstitutionalizing, we are compelled to rethink them within the framework of the new processes of socialization, in which labor, as

  5. La reducción de parlamentarios y la modificación del rég. retributivo de los miembros de las Asambleas de las CC.AA./ The reduction of number of parliamentary members and the modification of remuneration schemes for deputies in Autonomous Community

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    Elviro Aranda Álvarez

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: ¿La reducción de los miembros de las cámaras parlamentarias y la supresión de los sueldos de los diputados son decisiones que solo incidirán en la disminución del gasto público o, por el contrario, pueden tener otros efectos?. Como veremos en este trabajo, la reducción de diputados afecta a dos temas de gran enjundia constitucional: el sistema electoral vigente en cada uno de los territorios que gozan de autonomía y las condiciones para la organización y funcionamiento de las respectivas cámaras. La supresión de los sueldos, tiene que ver con las condiciones adecuadas para poder desempeñar la labor de representación y el establecimiento de un sistema compensatorio por la actividad parlamentaria claro y transparente que evite conflictos de intereses y situaciones de tráfico de influencias. Además, ambos, son piezas centrales para el buen funcionamiento de la institución parlamentaria y, a la larga puede terminar afectando al funcionamiento del modelo territorial, en el sentido de seguir en una línea federalista o volver a un modelo de Estado territorialmente asimétrico donde unos territorios cuentan con una fuerte autonomía política y otros con poco más que una pura desconcentración administrativa. ABSTRACT: Are the decisions on reducing number of MPs and the elimination of MP salaries issues that only have bearing on reducing public spending? Or on the contrary, can they have other effects? As we shall examine in this paper, the reduction in number of deputies has a bearing on two issues of constitutional weight: the electoral system in force in each of the territories that enjoy autonomy and the conditions for the organisation and functioning of respective chambers. The question of elimination of salaries is related to both adequate conditions for being able to carrying out representation and the establishment of a compensation system for parliamentary work that is transparent and prevents conflicts of interest

  6. Alcances en materia jurídico electoral de la recién promulgada Ley 9379 para la promoción de la Autonomía Personal de las Personas con Discapacidad: Un análisis de la función cuasi legislativa del Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones

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    Lucía Soto Chacón

    2018-01-01

    En el marco del vigésimo aniversario de la promulgación de la Ley 7600, y habiéndose cumplido ocho años desde la ratificación de la Convención sobre los Derechos de las Personas con Discapacidad por parte del Estado costarricense, se promulgó en agosto de 2016 la ley 9379 para la Promoción de la Autonomía Personal de las Personas con Discapacidad. Esta norma busca dotar de asistentes personales y apoyo legal a aquellos sujetos con diversidad funcional cuya situación económica no les permite a...

  7. Apoyo a la autonomía, satisfacción de las necesidades, motivación y bienestar en deportistas de competición: un análisis de la teoría de la autodeterminación

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    Isabel Balaguer

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se puso a prueba un modelo, basado en la Teoría de la Autodeterminación (Deci y Ryan, 1985, 2000, en el que se analizaron de forma secuencial las relaciones entre la percepción de apoyo a la autonomía ofrecido por el entrenador, las necesidades psicológicas, la motivación autodeterminada y la autoestima y la satisfacción con la vida. Se administraron diferentes instrumentos a 301 deportistas (171 hombres y 130 mujeres, M edad = 24.1, DT = 4.7 que participaban en diferentes deportes. Los análisis de ecuaciones estructurales, utilizando el método de máxima verosimilitud del LISREL 8.54, mostraron que la percepción de los deportistas sobre el apoyo a la autonomía ofrecido por su entrenador, estaba relacionada positivamente con la satisfacción de las necesidades de autonomía y relación percibidas, y que estas dos últimas junto con la competencia percibida, actuaron como predictoras positivas de la motivación autodeterminada, la cual, a su vez, mostró enlaces positivos con la autoestima y la satisfaccióncon la vida.

  8. L'Estatut bàsic de l'empleat públic: les competències autonòmiques - El Estatuto Básico del Empelado Público: las competencias autonómicas - The Basic Statute for Public Employees: the Powers of the Autonomous Governments

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    Federico Castillo Blanco

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available El treball  que es presenta és un estudi de les competències autonòmiques en matèria d'ocupació  pública i, molt especialment, d'allò que es refereix a les competències assumides per Catalunya en virtut de les reformes estatutàries esdevingudes en els últims anys i la incidència de la jurisprudència constitucional sobre aquestes reformes esdevinguda com a conseqüència de l'examen de la constitucionalitat del nou Estatut d'autonomia.El trabajo que se presenta es un estudio de las competencias autonómicas en materia de empleo público y, muy especialmente, en aquello que se refiere a las competencias asumidas por Cataluña en virtud de las reformas estatutarias acontecidas en los últimos años y la incidencia en las mismas de la jurisprudencia constitucional emitida como consecuencia del examen de la constitucionalidad del nuevo Estatuto de autonomía.This paper studies the powers of the governments of the autonomous regions with respect to public employment, in particular, 1 the powers taken on by Catalonia as a result of the statutory reforms of recent years, and 2 the impact on these powers of the constitutional case law that has developed as a result of the challenges to the constitutionality of the new Statute of Autonomy. 

  9. Comparación de las lesiones no mortales por accidente de trabajo por Comunidades Autónomas en España (1994-2004 Comparison of non-fatal occupational injuries by autonomous communities in Spain (1994-2004

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    María López-Ruiz

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Dadas las diferencias observadas en estudios previos de la incidencia de lesiones por accidente de trabajo (LAT por Comunidades Autónomas (CC.AA., en este estudio hemos evaluado la hipótesis de homogeneidad de la incidencia de las LAT para tipos específicos de accidentes y en determinadas actividades, entre 1994 y 2004. Métodos: Las LAT analizadas fueron no mortales con baja, de tipo mecánico y sobreesfuerzo, ocurridas en jornada en centro para empresas manufactureras y de la construcción. Se calculó el riesgo relativo ajustado por sexo, edad y tipo de contrato en cada una de las CC.AA. mediante la razón de LAT estandarizada, tomando como referencia las tasas de España, y estratificando según duración de la baja (menos de 16 días y más de 15 días. Resultados: El riesgo relativo ajustado de LAT según los diferentes tipos de accidentes analizados presenta una distribución heterogénea entre CC.AA. Murcia, Navarra, Baleares y País Vasco se encuentran generalmente entre las comunidades con riesgos más elevados, mientras que Castilla-León y Extremadura son las que tienen principalmente menores riesgos de sufrir una LAT. Conclusiones: La heterogeneidad en la incidencia de LAT entre CC.AA. persiste después de seleccionar una serie de formas de accidente específicas y ajustar por sexo, edad y tipo de contrato. Por ello sugerimos que, además de seguir analizando las condiciones de trabajo como explicación de esta heterogeneidad, se tengan en cuenta otras variables socioeconómicas al comparar las incidencias de LAT entre CC.AA.Objectives: Given the differences observed in previous studies with respect to occupational injury rates in Spain's autonomous communities, this study tested the homogeneity hypothesis of occupational injury for specific accident types and economic activity between 1994 and 2004. Methods: We analyzed non-fatal injuries of a mechanical nature or those due to overexertion taking place in

  10. A study of the effect of the transfer of autonomy on motivation on physical education classes Un estudio del efecto de la cesión de autonomía en la motivación sobre las clases de educación física.

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    The objective of this study was to test the hierarchical model of motivation of Vallerand, using and experimental approximation. Sixty eight adolescents with ages between 14 and 16 years participated in the study. Two classes were assigned to a control (no choice group (n = 33 and other two to an experimental (choice group (n = 35. The intervention program was a didactic unit of six meetings with pre-test and post-test. Measures of contextual and situational self-determined motivation were employed. Results show that the experimental group showed higher post-intervention values in perception of autonomy, situational and contextual self-determined motivation. The implications related to the possibility of choosing the tasks to increase the perception of autonomy and the self-determined motivation in the physical education classes were discussed in the manuscript.
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    El objetivo del estudio ha consistido en comprobar desde una perspectiva experimental la bondad del modelo jerárquico de motivación de Vallerand para explicar las consecuencias motivacionales de diferentes entornos de aprendizaje en las clases de educación física a través de la modificación de la autonomía en el aprendizaje de tareas motoras. La muestra estuvo compuesta por 68 estudiantes con edades comprendidas entre 14 y 16 años. Se asignaron dos clases a un grupo control (n = 33 y otras dos a un grupo de intervención (n = 35. El programa constaba de una unidad didáctica de seis sesiones con pre-test y post-test. Se encontraron incrementos significativos para el grupo que tuvo autonomía para elegir las actividades respecto a la motivaci

  11. The Role That Socioaffective Practices Play in Third Graders' Autonomous Learning (El papel de las prácticas socioafectivas en el aprendizaje autónomo de estudiantes de tercer grado)

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    Perdomo Toro, Jhonatan; Rico González, Ángela Milena; Huepa Salcedo, Nury Catherine

    2011-01-01

    In this article we describe and analyze how autonomous learning emerges in third graders' socioaffective practices as reconstructed in written narratives. Results were obtained by analyzing and reflecting on classroom observation, interviews and written narratives done by the students which let us appreciate different behaviors and reactions the…

  12. Autonomic Nervous System Disorders

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    Your autonomic nervous system is the part of your nervous system that controls involuntary actions, such as the beating of your heart ... breathing and swallowing Erectile dysfunction in men Autonomic nervous system disorders can occur alone or as the result ...

  13. Multiculturalismo, interculturalismo y autonomía

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    Este artículo examina dos enfoques teóri- cos sobre la autonomía: el multiculturalis- mo liberal y el interculturalismo latinoa- mericano. El argumento principal es que el enfoque intercultural es idóneo para fun- damentar la autonomía que el multicultu- ralismo porque tiene un mayor alcance metodológico y sus horizontes normativos son más amplios. En primer lugar, se exa- minan las críticas del interculturalismo al multiculturalismo liberal de Kymlicka. Se- guidamente, se estudian sus concep...

  14. Estudio sobre efectos del programa SADL (Stimulation Activities of Daily Living) de terapia ocupacional sobre el nivel de autonomía en las actividades de la vida diaria de personas con demencia institucionalizados

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    Jiménez Palomares, María

    2014-01-01

    La demencia afecta las habilidades cognitivas, altera la conducta y produce una pérdida progresiva de la funcionalidad. El deterioro cognitivo se expresa normalmente en una disminución de las habilidades requeridas para un correcto desempeño de las actividades de la vida diaria. Hemos llevado a cabo un ensayo clínico con 58 ancianos diagnosticados de demencia leve-moderado, ingresados en centros Residenciales de Extremadura y aprobado por el Comité de Bioética de la Universidad de Extr...

  15. Testing for autonomic neuropathy

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    Hilsted, J

    1984-01-01

    Autonomic neuropathy is a common complication in long-term diabetes, about 30% of the patients showing measurable signs of autonomic dysfunction after 10 years duration of disease. The diagnosis is often difficult to establish because clinical symptoms generally occur late in the course of the di......Autonomic neuropathy is a common complication in long-term diabetes, about 30% of the patients showing measurable signs of autonomic dysfunction after 10 years duration of disease. The diagnosis is often difficult to establish because clinical symptoms generally occur late in the course...

  16. Semi-Autonomous Systems Laboratory

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — VisionThe Semi-Autonomous Systems Lab focuses on developing a comprehensive framework for semi-autonomous coordination of networked robotic systems. Semi-autonomous...

  17. Autonomía y ciudadanía de los pueblos indios

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    Villoro, Luis

    1998-01-01

    A partir del caso de las comunidades indígenas indoamericanas, este artículo analiza las posibilidades de autonomía legal y política que éstas pueden alcanzar. Así, pretende determinar las condiciones que hacen posible la conexión entre autonomía y ciudadanía moderna. El argumento central aquí defendido es que el derecho comunitario a la autonomía debe ser visto, en la medida de lo posible, como previo al orden constitucional del Estado moderno. Este derecho podría ser reconocido co...

  18. Genetic autonomic disorders.

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    Axelrod, Felicia B

    2013-03-01

    Genetic disorders affecting the autonomic nervous system can result in abnormal development of the nervous system or they can be caused by neurotransmitter imbalance, an ion-channel disturbance or by storage of deleterious material. The symptoms indicating autonomic dysfunction, however, will depend upon whether the genetic lesion has disrupted peripheral or central autonomic centers or both. Because the autonomic nervous system is pervasive and affects every organ system in the body, autonomic dysfunction will result in impaired homeostasis and symptoms will vary. The possibility of genetic confirmation by molecular testing for specific diagnosis is increasing but treatments tend to remain only supportive and directed toward particular symptoms. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  19. ESTUDIO SOBRE EL PERFIL Y DISTRIBUCIÓN DE LAS PISTAS DE PÁDEL EN LA COMUNIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE EXTREMADURA [Study about profile and distribution of padel courts n the Autonomous Community of Extremadura

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    Diego Muñoz Marín

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    The aim of this study was to assess padel facilities and its characteristics in the Autonomous Community of Extremadura according to the number of inhabitants. The totality of the padel courts built in this area was registered considering property, structure, the pavement surface and the location. The results show a total of 649 padel courts in Extremadura (409 in province of Badajoz and 240 in province of Cáceres. Public facilities account for the 50% of the total, however we found large differences between the provinces (44,25% in Badajoz and 57,92% in Cáceres. Likewise, similar density were observed between provinces but not when comparing districts. Regarding court profile, 93,05% had an artificial turf ground, 68,26% had a glass enclosure and 69,34 had an outdoor location.

  20. Alcances en materia jurídico electoral de la recién promulgada Ley 9379 para la promoción de la Autonomía Personal de las Personas con Discapacidad: Un análisis de la función cuasi legislativa del Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones

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    Lucía Soto Chacón

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available En el marco del vigésimo aniversario de la promulgación de la Ley 7600, y habiéndose cumplido ocho años desde la ratificación de la Convención sobre los Derechos de las Personas con Discapacidad por parte del Estado costarricense, se promulgó en agosto de 2016 la ley 9379 para la Promoción de la Autonomía Personal de las Personas con Discapacidad. Esta norma busca dotar de asistentes personales y apoyo legal a aquellos sujetos con diversidad funcional cuya situación económica no les permite acceder a tales servicios. Además, estatuye la anulación de los regímenes de “Interdicción”, “Insania” y “Nombramiento de Curador” dispuestos en los códices civiles y de familia. Así, la Ley 9379 aboga por la recuperación de la capacidad de actuar de estos individuos, con lo que recobran aquellos derechos personales que habían perdido con su inhabilitación. Entre tales prerrogativas está el derecho al sufragio activo, en razón de lo cual se manda a reinscribir al Padrón Electoral a quienes fueron segregados en cumplimiento de una sentencia civil.

  1. Autonomía emocional durante la adolescencia

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    Oliva Delgado, Alfredo; Parra Jiménez, Agueda

    2001-01-01

    El objetivo de esta investigación fue estudiar la relación entre la autonomía emocional respecto a los padres y el tipo de relaciones establecidas entre padres e hijos durante la adolescencia. También pretendíamos analizar las características socio-emocionales de aquellos chicos y chicas que manifiestan una alta autonomía emocional, así como el papel moderador jugado por el género y la calidad del contexto familiar sobre las relaciones entre la desvinculación afectiva y el desarro...

  2. La responsabilidad contractual por los riesgos previsibles, entre la autonomía de la voluntad privada y la rigurosidad de las normas de contratación pública

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    Juan Pablo Sarmiento E.

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Los riesgos contractuales previsibles carecen de reglas específicas en el régimen de “derecho común”. Con todo, la autonomía de la voluntad privada usualmente resuelve este vacío por medio de disposiciones contractuales accesorias. Con todo, en el derecho público de la contratación estatal, la rigidez del proceso precontractual impone deberes de tipificación, estimación y asignación de riesgos que no parecerían estar definidos por el régimen jurídico pertinente. En este artículo se argumenta que, debido a la dispersión normativa de la contratación administrativa, el régimen jurídico de los riesgos previsibles se encuentra indeterminado, muy a pesar de la inflexibilidad normativa de la etapa de diseño contractual.

  3. Autonomous Propellant Loading Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The AES Autonomous Propellant Loading (APL) project consists of three activities. The first is to develop software that will automatically control loading of...

  4. Autonomous Systems and Operations

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The AES Autonomous Systems and Operations (ASO) project will develop an understanding of the impacts of increasing communication time delays on mission operations,...

  5. Autonomous Star Tracker Algorithms

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    Betto, Maurizio; Jørgensen, John Leif; Kilsgaard, Søren

    1998-01-01

    Proposal, in response to an ESA R.f.P., to design algorithms for autonomous star tracker operations.The proposal also included the development of a star tracker breadboard to test the algorithms performances.......Proposal, in response to an ESA R.f.P., to design algorithms for autonomous star tracker operations.The proposal also included the development of a star tracker breadboard to test the algorithms performances....

  6. La Corte Europea de Derechos Humanos y la protección de la autonomía de las comunidades religiosas: análisis del caso Sindicatul Pãstorul cel Bun con Rumania

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    Stéphanie Wattier

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo analiza la sentencia dictada por la Gran Sala de la Corte Europea de Derechos Humanos, en el caso Sindicatul Pãstorul cel Bun con Rumania de 9 de julio de 2013. La autora examina el razonamiento de la Corte Europea y describe la forma en que se ha concebido la relación entre la libertad religiosa y la libertad de asociación en la jurisprudencia del Tribunal de Estrasburgo. A partir de este análisis, concluye que actualmente no existe un modelo europeo de relaciones entre el Estado y las confesiones religiosas, lo que ha llevado a la Corte Europea a aplicar con mayor laxitud el margen de apreciación nacional.

  7. Autonomic cardiac innervation

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    Hasan, Wohaib

    2013-01-01

    Autonomic cardiac neurons have a common origin in the neural crest but undergo distinct developmental differentiation as they mature toward their adult phenotype. Progenitor cells respond to repulsive cues during migration, followed by differentiation cues from paracrine sources that promote neurochemistry and differentiation. When autonomic axons start to innervate cardiac tissue, neurotrophic factors from vascular tissue are essential for maintenance of neurons before they reach their targets, upon which target-derived trophic factors take over final maturation, synaptic strength and postnatal survival. Although target-derived neurotrophins have a central role to play in development, alternative sources of neurotrophins may also modulate innervation. Both developing and adult sympathetic neurons express proNGF, and adult parasympathetic cardiac ganglion neurons also synthesize and release NGF. The physiological function of these “non-classical” cardiac sources of neurotrophins remains to be determined, especially in relation to autocrine/paracrine sustenance during development.   Cardiac autonomic nerves are closely spatially associated in cardiac plexuses, ganglia and pacemaker regions and so are sensitive to release of neurotransmitter, neuropeptides and trophic factors from adjacent nerves. As such, in many cardiac pathologies, it is an imbalance within the two arms of the autonomic system that is critical for disease progression. Although this crosstalk between sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves has been well established for adult nerves, it is unclear whether a degree of paracrine regulation occurs across the autonomic limbs during development. Aberrant nerve remodeling is a common occurrence in many adult cardiovascular pathologies, and the mechanisms regulating outgrowth or denervation are disparate. However, autonomic neurons display considerable plasticity in this regard with neurotrophins and inflammatory cytokines having a central regulatory

  8. Las Rutas e Itinerarios Turístico-Culturales en los Portales Oficiales de Turismo de las Comunidades Autónomas Españolas / Tourist-Cultural Routes and Itineraries in the Official Tourism Portals of the Spanish Autonomous Communities.

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    Diego Manuel Calderón-Puerta

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    Full Text Available El turismo cultural se ha convertido en las últimas décadas en una alternativa a otras tipologías turísticas, puesto que es necesaria una oferta más complementaria. Esta expansión de la cultura como producto turístico ha propiciado la proliferación de rutas e itinerarios turístico-culturales, potenciados por organismos regionales, nacionales e internacionales. Estas realidades turísticas han generado multitud de definiciones por parte de organismos y autores, dando pie a un debate sobre dos conceptos que, aunque comparten similitudes, pueden considerarse diferentes. En la difusión, creación y reconocimiento de rutas e itinerarios juegan un papel fundamental los diferentes gobiernos autonómicos españoles. En este sentido mediante la creación de páginas web oficiales, las Comunidades Autónomas tratan de dar a conocer su cultura y sus productos turísticos. Por un lado, el objetivo de este trabajo es analizar los conceptos de ruta e itinerario turístico cultural, y por otro lado se estudiará la difusión de las rutas turísticas y el tratamiento de los itinerarios por parte de las Comunidades Autónomas en sus portales oficiales.

  9. Overview of the Autonomic Nervous System

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    ... be reversible or progressive. Anatomy of the autonomic nervous system The autonomic nervous system is the part of ... organs they connect with. Function of the autonomic nervous system The autonomic nervous system controls internal body processes ...

  10. Autonomous Forest Fire Detection

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    Breejen, E. den; Breuers, M.; Cremer, F.; Kemp, R.A.W.; Roos, M.; Schutte, K.; Vries, J.S. de

    1998-01-01

    Forest fire detection is a very important issue in the pre-suppression process. Timely detection allows the suppression units to reach the fire in its initial stages and this will reduce the suppression costs considerably. The autonomous forest fire detection principle is based on temporal contrast

  11. Experimental Autonomous Vehicle Systems

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    Ravn, Ole; Andersen, Nils Axel

    1998-01-01

    The paper describes the requirements for and a prototype configuration of a software architecture for control of an experimental autonomous vehicle. The test bed nature of the system is emphasised in the choice of architecture making re-configurability, data logging and extendability simple...

  12. Towards autonomous vehicles.

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    2013-11-01

    We are moving towards an age of autonomous vehicles. Cycles of innovation initiated in the public and private sectors : have led one into another since the 1990s; and out of these efforts have sprung a variety of Advanced Driver Assistance : Systems ...

  13. ADAM: ADaptive Autonomous Machine

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    van Oosten, Daan C.; Nijenhuis, Lucas F.J.; Bakkers, André; Vervoort, Wiek

    1996-01-01

    This paper describes a part of the development of an adaptive autonomous machine that is able to move in an unknown world extract knowledge out of the perceived data, has the possibility to reason, and finally has the capability to exchange experiences and knowledge with other agents. The agent is

  14. Las Sinapsis

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    Jorge Eduardo Duque Parra; Genaro Morales Parra; Carlos Alberto Duque Parra

    1997-01-01

    Introducción

    El estudio del sistema nervioso considera entre múltiples conexiones, aquéllas de carácter bioquímico que se median a través de sustancias elaboradas por las neuronas y que reciben la denominación de neurotransmisores’, dichas sustancias se vierten en las zonas de resquicio neuromuscular, neuroneuronal o neuroglandular, para modificar las condiciones de membrana y permitir la continuidad de los p...

  15. Catecholamines and diabetic autonomic neuropathy

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    Hilsted, J

    1995-01-01

    In diabetic patients with autonomic neuropathy plasma noradrenaline concentration, used as an index of sympathetic nervous activity, is low. This decrease is, however, only found in patients with a long duration of diabetes with clinically severe autonomic neuropathy. This apparent insensitivity...... of plasma catecholamine measurements is not due to changes in the clearance of catecholamines in diabetic autonomic neuropathy. The physiological responses to infused adrenaline and to noradrenaline are enhanced, for noradrenaline mainly cardiovascular responses. Adrenoceptors (alpha and beta adrenoceptors......) are not altered in circulating blood cells in diabetic autonomic neuropathy. Thus, a generalized up-regulation of adrenoceptors does not occur in diabetic autonomic neuropathy....

  16. Autonomous Intersection Management

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    2009-12-01

    detects that the driver is not slowing sufficiently fast. Jaguar, Honda, and BMW offer similar systems. Nissan and Toyota have recently begun offering...that the driver is not braking hard enough. Both Toyota and BMW are currently selling vehicles that can parallel park completely autonomously, even...other vehicles. The system was tested both in simulation and with a robotic vehicle. This work is sponsored by Toyota , who have also currently have an

  17. Mobile Intelligent Autonomous Systems

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    Jitendra R. Raol; Ajith Gopal

    2010-01-01

    Mobile intelligent autonomous systems (MIAS) is a fast emerging research area. Although it can be regarded as a general R&D area, it is mainly directed towards robotics. Several important subtopics within MIAS research are:(i) perception and reasoning, (ii) mobility and navigation,(iii) haptics and teleoperation, (iv) image fusion/computervision, (v) modelling of manipulators, (vi) hardware/software architectures for planning and behaviour learning leadingto robotic architecture, (vii) ve...

  18. Highly Skilled Autonomous Vehicles

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    Manuel Acosta Reche; Stratis Kanarachos; Mike V Blundell

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    Recent research suggests that collision mitigation on low grip surfaces might require autonomous vehicles to execute maneuvers such as drift, trail braking or Scandinavian flick. In order to achieve this it is necessary to perceive the vehicle states and their interaction with the environment, and use this information to determine the chassis limits. A first look at the virtual automotive sensing problem is provided, followed by a description of Rally driving modeling approaches. Finally, a c...

  19. Autonomous Underwater Gliders

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    Wood,; Stephen,

    2009-01-01

    Autonomous Underwater Vehicles are only now being marketed as robust commercial vehicles for many industries, and of these vehicles underwater gliders are becoming the new tool for oceanographers. Satellites have provided scientists and marine specialists with measurements of the sea surface such as temperature since the late 1970s, and data via subsurface oceanographic moorings since the 1950's. As stated by David Smeed of the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, England, that "gliders...

  20. Nature's Autonomous Oscillators

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    Mayr, H. G.; Yee, J.-H.; Mayr, M.; Schnetzler, R.

    2012-01-01

    Nonlinearity is required to produce autonomous oscillations without external time dependent source, and an example is the pendulum clock. The escapement mechanism of the clock imparts an impulse for each swing direction, which keeps the pendulum oscillating at the resonance frequency. Among nature's observed autonomous oscillators, examples are the quasi-biennial oscillation and bimonthly oscillation of the Earth atmosphere, and the 22-year solar oscillation. The oscillations have been simulated in numerical models without external time dependent source, and in Section 2 we summarize the results. Specifically, we shall discuss the nonlinearities that are involved in generating the oscillations, and the processes that produce the periodicities. In biology, insects have flight muscles, which function autonomously with wing frequencies that far exceed the animals' neural capacity; Stretch-activation of muscle contraction is the mechanism that produces the high frequency oscillation of insect flight, discussed in Section 3. The same mechanism is also invoked to explain the functioning of the cardiac muscle. In Section 4, we present a tutorial review of the cardio-vascular system, heart anatomy, and muscle cell physiology, leading up to Starling's Law of the Heart, which supports our notion that the human heart is also a nonlinear oscillator. In Section 5, we offer a broad perspective of the tenuous links between the fluid dynamical oscillators and the human heart physiology.

  1. La autonomía personal y la perspectiva comunitarista

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    Álvarez, Silvina

    1999-11-01

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    El presente artículo analiza el planteamiento que algunos autores comunitaristas han hecho de la noción de autonomía personal. En primer lugar centraré la atención en la formulación kantiana de la autonomía y en las posteriores reformulaciones que se han hecho de la propuesta original. En la segunda parte expondré algunos aspectos generales de la teoría comunitarista para luego desarrollar la propuesta de Charles Taylor, específicamente la ética de la autenticidad. En el análisis se destacan los problemas que surgen de entender la autonomía desde la perspectiva de una ética comprehensiva que concibe al sujeto como continuador de una tradición moral colectiva.

  2. Autonomic Neuropathy in Diabetes Mellitus

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    Verrotti, Alberto; Prezioso, Giovanni; Scattoni, Raffaella; Chiarelli, Francesco

    2014-01-01

    Diabetic autonomic neuropathy (DAN) is a serious and common complication of diabetes, often overlooked and misdiagnosed. It is a systemic-wide disorder that may be asymptomatic in the early stages. The most studied and clinically important form of DAN is cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy defined as the impairment of autonomic control of the cardiovascular system in patients with diabetes after exclusion of other causes. The reported prevalence of DAN varies widely depending on inconsistent ...

  3. Las Sinapsis

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    Jorge Eduardo Duque Parra

    1997-12-01

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    Introducción

    El estudio del sistema nervioso considera entre múltiples conexiones, aquéllas de carácter bioquímico que se median a través de sustancias elaboradas por las neuronas y que reciben la denominación de neurotransmisores’, dichas sustancias se vierten en las zonas de resquicio neuromuscular, neuroneuronal o neuroglandular, para modificar las condiciones de membrana y permitir la continuidad de los potenciales de acción (por creación de nuevos potenciales en las células subsiguientes, de la neurona hacia el órgano blanco.

    La integridad de los diversos elementos de la “zona de unión funcional” o sinapsis, asegura la adecuada comunicación entre el sistema nervioso y la mayoría de los elementos restantes del organismo humano.

    Las alteraciones de los elementos de las sinapsis, conllevan a la génesis de estados variables fisiológicos y patológicos somáticos, psicosomáticos o psíquicos, inconsecuentes con el estado de homeostasis.

    Las moléculas que se vierten en las hendiduras sinápticas, sirven, por tanto, de transductoras para efectos elementales (como los reflejos y en las estrategias complejas (como los de la actividad intelectual.

    Antecedentes

    Ya desde los tiempos de Galeno, se sabía que los nervios eran los responsables de la rápida comunicación entre el cuerpo y el cerebro; el estudio de las sinapsis nos remonta de manera indirecta a
    1791, fecha en la que Luigi Galvani, descubrió en sus experimentos con ancas de ranas, que entre los eventos eléctricos y los ocurridos en los nervios, existía una relación evidente (28,37,45’, los experimentos de Galvani se han refinado con el paso del tiempo, en nuestro siglo por ejemplo, el desarrollo del osciloscopio de rayos catódicos combinado con un amplificador potente, ha permitido medir las débiles y variables corrientes bioeléctricas de los

  4. Robotics and Autonomous Systems Laboratory

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — FUNCTION: Provides an environment for developing and evaluating intelligent software for both actual and simulated autonomous vehicles. Laboratory computers provide...

  5. Autonomic Fuselet Specification and Composition

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    Mills, Peter H

    2006-01-01

    A framework for autonomic fuselet business logic development was developed, using semantic web services and workflow technologies to specify fuselet information needs, to define an executable workflow...

  6. Autonomous component carrier selection

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    Garcia, Luis Guilherme Uzeda; Pedersen, Klaus; Mogensen, Preben

    2009-01-01

    management and efficient system operation. Due to the expected large number of user-deployed cells, centralized network planning becomes unpractical and new scalable alternatives must be sought. In this article, we propose a fully distributed and scalable solution to the interference management problem...... in local areas, basing our study case on LTE-Advanced. We present extensive network simulation results to demonstrate that a simple and robust interference management scheme, called autonomous component carrier selection allows each cell to select the most attractive frequency configuration; improving...... the experience of all users and not just the few best ones; while overall cell capacity is not compromised....

  7. Toward autonomous spacecraft

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    Fogel, L. J.; Calabrese, P. G.; Walsh, M. J.; Owens, A. J.

    1982-01-01

    Ways in which autonomous behavior of spacecraft can be extended to treat situations wherein a closed loop control by a human may not be appropriate or even possible are explored. Predictive models that minimize mean least squared error and arbitrary cost functions are discussed. A methodology for extracting cyclic components for an arbitrary environment with respect to usual and arbitrary criteria is developed. An approach to prediction and control based on evolutionary programming is outlined. A computer program capable of predicting time series is presented. A design of a control system for a robotic dense with partially unknown physical properties is presented.

  8. Autonomous mobile robot teams

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    Agah, Arvin; Bekey, George A.

    1994-01-01

    This paper describes autonomous mobile robot teams performing tasks in unstructured environments. The behavior and the intelligence of the group is distributed, and the system does not include a central command base or leader. The novel concept of the Tropism-Based Cognitive Architecture is introduced, which is used by the robots in order to produce behavior transforming their sensory information to proper action. The results of a number of simulation experiments are presented. These experiments include worlds where the robot teams must locate, decompose, and gather objects, and defend themselves against hostile predators, while navigating around stationary and mobile obstacles.

  9. Las obligaciones civiles y las víctimas del secuestro en Colombia

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    Yecid Echeverry Enciso

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo trata el tema de las víctimas del secuestro en Colombia y el desarrollo jurisprudencial de la Corte Constitucional, que en virtud del principio de solidaridad, terminó por trazar una política criminal que transformó las obligaciones civiles asumidas por aquellas antes del secuestro. En ese sentido, se aborda el tema de la autonomía de la voluntad en materia contractual, los límites a dicha libertad, y las consecuencias que de ello se derivan bajo la concepción de Estado social de derecho.

  10. Autonomic headache with autonomic seizures: a case report.

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    Ozge, Aynur; Kaleagasi, Hakan; Yalçin Tasmertek, Fazilet

    2006-10-01

    The aim of the report is to present a case of an autonomic headache associated with autonomic seizures. A 19-year-old male who had had complex partial seizures for 15 years was admitted with autonomic complaints and left hemicranial headache, independent from seizures, that he had had for 2 years and were provoked by watching television. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed right hippocampal sclerosis and electroencephalography revealed epileptic activity in right hemispheric areas. Treatment with valproic acid decreased the complaints. The headache did not fulfil the criteria for the diagnosis of trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias, and was different from epileptic headache, which was defined as a pressing type pain felt over the forehead for several minutes to a few hours. Although epileptic headache responds to anti-epileptics and the complaints of the present case decreased with antiepileptics, it has been suggested that the headache could be a non-trigeminal autonomic headache instead of an epileptic headache.

  11. Learning for Autonomous Navigation

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    Angelova, Anelia; Howard, Andrew; Matthies, Larry; Tang, Benyang; Turmon, Michael; Mjolsness, Eric

    2005-01-01

    Robotic ground vehicles for outdoor applications have achieved some remarkable successes, notably in autonomous highway following (Dickmanns, 1987), planetary exploration (1), and off-road navigation on Earth (1). Nevertheless, major challenges remain to enable reliable, high-speed, autonomous navigation in a wide variety of complex, off-road terrain. 3-D perception of terrain geometry with imaging range sensors is the mainstay of off-road driving systems. However, the stopping distance at high speed exceeds the effective lookahead distance of existing range sensors. Prospects for extending the range of 3-D sensors is strongly limited by sensor physics, eye safety of lasers, and related issues. Range sensor limitations also allow vehicles to enter large cul-de-sacs even at low speed, leading to long detours. Moreover, sensing only terrain geometry fails to reveal mechanical properties of terrain that are critical to assessing its traversability, such as potential for slippage, sinkage, and the degree of compliance of potential obstacles. Rovers in the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission have got stuck in sand dunes and experienced significant downhill slippage in the vicinity of large rock hazards. Earth-based off-road robots today have very limited ability to discriminate traversable vegetation from non-traversable vegetation or rough ground. It is impossible today to preprogram a system with knowledge of these properties for all types of terrain and weather conditions that might be encountered.

  12. Towards autonomous vehicular clouds

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    Stephan Olariu

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available The dawn of the 21st century has seen a growing interest in vehicular networking and its myriad potential applications. The initial view of practitioners and researchers was that radio-equipped vehicles could keep the drivers informed about potential safety risks and increase their awareness of road conditions. The view then expanded to include access to the Internet and associated services. This position paper proposes and promotes a novel and more comprehensive vision namely, that advances in vehicular networks, embedded devices and cloud computing will enable the formation of autonomous clouds of vehicular computing, communication, sensing, power and physical resources. Hence, we coin the term, autonomous vehicular clouds (AVCs. A key feature distinguishing AVCs from conventional cloud computing is that mobile AVC resources can be pooled dynamically to serve authorized users and to enable autonomy in real-time service sharing and management on terrestrial, aerial, or aquatic pathways or theaters of operations. In addition to general-purpose AVCs, we also envision the emergence of specialized AVCs such as mobile analytics laboratories. Furthermore, we envision that the integration of AVCs with ubiquitous smart infrastructures including intelligent transportation systems, smart cities and smart electric power grids will have an enormous societal impact enabling ubiquitous utility cyber-physical services at the right place, right time and with right-sized resources.

  13. Behavioural domain knowledge transfer for autonomous agents

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    Rosman, Benjamin S

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available , and Behavior Transfer in Autonomous Robots, AAAI 2014 Fall Symposium Series, 13-15 November 2014 Behavioural Domain Knowledge Transfer for Autonomous Agents Benjamin Rosman Mobile Intelligent Autonomous Systems Modelling and Digital Science Council...

  14. From cooperative to autonomous vehicles

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    van der Sande, T.P.J.; Nijmeijer, H.; Fossen, T.I.; Pettersen, K.Y.; Nijmeijer, H.

    2017-01-01

    What defines an autonomous vehicle? In this chapter the authors will try to answer this question and formulate the limitations of driver assistance systems as well as for—conditionally—autonomous vehicles . First a short summary of the levels of automation as provided by the society of automotive

  15. Autonomous Learner Model Resource Book

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    Betts, George T.; Carey, Robin J.; Kapushion, Blanche M.

    2016-01-01

    "Autonomous Learner Model Resource Book" includes activities and strategies to support the development of autonomous learners. More than 40 activities are included, all geared to the emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development of students. Teachers may use these activities and strategies with the entire class, small groups, or…

  16. Research Institute for Autonomous Precision Guided Systems

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    Rogacki, John R

    2007-01-01

    ... vehicles, cooperative flight of autonomous aerial vehicles using GPS and vision information, cooperative and sharing of information in search missions involving multiple autonomous agents, multi-scale...

  17. Mobile Autonomous Reconfigurable System

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    Pavliuk N.A.

    2018-04-01

    Full Text Available The object of this study is a multifunctional modular robot able to assemble independently in a given configuration and responsively change it in the process of operation depending on the current task. In this work we aim at developing and examining unified modules for a modular robot, which can both perform autonomous movement and form a complex structure by connecting to other modules. The existing solutions in the field of modular robotics were reviewed and classified by power supply, the ways of interconnection, the ways of movement and the possibility of independent movement of separate modules. Basing on the analysis of the shortcomings of existing analogues, we have developed a module of mobile autonomous reconfigurable system, including a base unit, a set of magneto-mechanical connectors and two motor wheels. The basic kinematic scheme of the modular robot, the features of a single module, as well as the modular structure formed by an array of similar modules were described. Two schemes for placing sets of magneto-mechanical connectors in the basic module have been proposed. We described the principle of operation of a magneto-mechanical connector based on redirection of the magnetic flux of a permanent magnet. This solution simplifies the system for controlling a mechanism of connection with other modules, increases energy efficiency and a battery life of the module. Since the energy is required only at the moment of switching the operating modes of the connector, there is no need to power constantly the connector mechanism to maintain the coupling mode.

  18. Las denominaciones de las ocupaciones

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    Jesus Emilio Castañeda

    1990-04-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN El propósito de este artículo, es mostrar al lector la forma como en nuestro ámbito existen diversos factores que han permitido la proliferación de maneras de llamar las ocupaciones. Aspectos regionales, la tradición, clases de organización, situaciones románticas, adjetivización de los cargos, peyorización  son entre otras razones que han generado  la creación de serie de sinónimos, de las ocupaciones, objeto de estudio de la sociologia del trabajo y de la administración de los recursos humanos.

  19. La aparente impenetrabilidad de la autonomía universitaria

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    César Mauricio Junca Rodríguez

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este documento es explorar la perspectiva de la autonomía universitaria a la luz de los fines y particularidad de la universidad. La autonomía universitaria es un asunto que, desde variadas perspectivas, es determinante en la manera en que se comprende, realiza y proyecta el quehacer educativo. Está determinada por el contexto socio-cultural y político en que se pretende llevar a cabo; actualmente, las condiciones impuestas por el modelo económico capitalista hacen que su relación con la libertad sea paradójica: centrada en la limitación y negación, la libertad de unos está vinculada con la no-libertad de otros. La autonomía está en íntima relación con el entorno social, político y económico, expresa una manera de estar en el mundo, responde a una ética basada en principios y a una perspectiva de organización política; se concreta en maneras de participación social y educativa directa y decisoria. La crisis de la autonomía también se comunica con el ámbito de la salud, donde la definición del conocimiento, de las prácticas, de los principios éticos y de las relaciones interpersonales se han ido centrando en el logro de los fines e intereses particulares; las ciencias de la salud están participando de la dinámica de organización de la vida desde los valores morales y principios éticos del liberalismo, el individualismo y la ganancia. Explorar alternativas para la construcción de la autonomía universitaria implica adentrarse en el reconocimiento y puesta en práctica de una formación desde el humanismo y poner en cuestión la excelencia académica que está de espalda a la realidad de las comunidades y realidades latinoamericanas.

  20. Las Farmacodependencias

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    José Francisco Socarrás

    1994-09-01

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    Ahora, cuando la Corte Constitucional ha despenalizado al farmacodependiente por el consumo de drogas, conviene informar sobre las consecuencias perjudiciales de estas. A quienes deseen un conocimiento detallado al respecto, les recomiendo documentarse en “Enciclopedia de Psiquiatría”, publicada por “El Ateneo” en Buenos Aires.

    El Capítulo respectivo es del doctor Daniel L. Murguia. El denominador corriente de su abuso es sencillamente la dependencia, nombre propuesto por la Organización Mundial de la Salud, definido como el “estado psíquico y a veces físico causado por la interacción entre un organismo vivo y un fármaco”. Su carácter esencial es el impulso psicofísico a consumir el producto en forma continua o periódica, con el fin de experimentar los efectos que acarrea y evitar los malestares de su privación. Todas las drogas del respectivo género, consumidas a dosis altas, tienen efectos psicotóxicos que alteran la conducta y en algunos casos conducen a la muerte.

    Los expertos de la Organización Mundial califican las mencionadas sustancias en seis grupos, a saber:

    1. Morfina y opiáceas, los cuales crean dependencia física y psicológica, con tolerancia precoz, necesidad de aumentar las dosis y síndrome de abstinencia bastante peligroso. Entre los derivados se cuentan los siguientes: Hidromorfina (Dilaudid; oximorfina (Nurmophan; heroína,
    éter diacético de la morfina (Diacetilmorfina; codeína (Metilmorfina; hidrocodeína (Hicadan’ oxicodeína (Perdocan. Los efectos de los opiáceo~ son los siguientes: analgesia, depresión respiratoria y espasmo gastrointestinal. Las dosis tóxicas pueden provocar convulsiones.

    2. Barbitúricos, alcohol y sedantes como el fenobarbital, que provocan así mismo dependencia física.

    3. Anfetaminas, en particular la Bencedrina inhalante, que acarrea dependencia psicológica.

    4. Cocaína, cuya dependencia psíquica es tal que muchos

  1. Cybersecurity for aerospace autonomous systems

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    Straub, Jeremy

    2015-05-01

    High profile breaches have occurred across numerous information systems. One area where attacks are particularly problematic is autonomous control systems. This paper considers the aerospace information system, focusing on elements that interact with autonomous control systems (e.g., onboard UAVs). It discusses the trust placed in the autonomous systems and supporting systems (e.g., navigational aids) and how this trust can be validated. Approaches to remotely detect the UAV compromise, without relying on the onboard software (on a potentially compromised system) as part of the process are discussed. How different levels of autonomy (task-based, goal-based, mission-based) impact this remote characterization is considered.

  2. Decentralized Control of Autonomous Vehicles

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    2003-01-01

    Autonomous Vehicles by John S. Baras, Xiaobo Tan, Pedram Hovareshti CSHCN TR 2003-8 (ISR TR 2003-14) Report Documentation Page Form ApprovedOMB No. 0704...AND SUBTITLE Decentralized Control of Autonomous Vehicles 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) 5d. PROJECT...Standard Form 298 (Rev. 8-98) Prescribed by ANSI Std Z39-18 Decentralized Control of Autonomous Vehicles ∗ John S. Baras, Xiaobo Tan, and Pedram

  3. The Autonomous Student: A Footnote.

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    Long, Jancis

    1987-01-01

    An argument that rationality is a learned behavior, rather than a natural facility, is developed vis-a-vis certain educational theories. The difficulties students face in maintaining a rational stance in an autonomous classroom are also discussed. (JL)

  4. Structural Discrimination and Autonomous Vehicles

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    Liu, Hin-Yan

    2016-01-01

    This paper examines the potential for structural discrimination to be woven into the fabric of autonomous vehicle developments, which remain underexplored and undiscussed. The prospect for structural discrimination arises as a result of the coordinated modes of autonomous vehicle behaviour...... individual identity, and potentially relative worth, to autonomous vehicles engaging in a crash damage calculus. At the risk of introducing these ideas into the development of autonomous vehicles, this paper hopes to spark a debate to foreclose these eventualities....... that is prescribed by its code. This leads to the potential for individuated outcomes to be networked and thereby multiplied consistently to any number of vehicles implementing such a code. The aggregated effects of such algorithmic policy preferences will thus cumulate in the reallocation of benefits and burdens...

  5. Simple autonomous Mars walker

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    Larimer, Stanley J.; Lisec, Thomas R.; Spiessbach, Andrew J.

    1989-01-01

    Under a contract with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Martin Marietta has developed several alternative rover concepts for unmanned exploration of the planet Mars. One of those concepts, the 'Walking Beam', is the subject of this paper. This concept was developed with the goal of achieving many of the capabilities of more sophisticated articulated-leg walkers with a much simpler, more robust, less computationally demanding and more power efficient design. It consists of two large-base tripods nested one within the other which alternately translate with respect to each other along a 5-meter beam to propel the vehicle. The semiautonomous navigation system relies on terrain geometry sensors and tacticle feedback from each foot to autonomously select a path which avoids hazards along a route designated from earth. Both mobility and navigation features of this concept are discussed including a top-level description of the vehicle's physical characteristics, deployment strategy, mobility elements, sensor suite, theory of operation, navigation and control processes, and estimated performance.

  6. Is paramecium swimming autonomic?

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    Bandyopadhyay, Promode R.; Toplosky, Norman; Hansen, Joshua

    2010-11-01

    We seek to explore if the swimming of paramecium has an underlying autonomic mechanism. Such robotic elements may be useful in capturing the disturbance field in an environment in real time. Experimental evidence is emerging that motion control neurons of other animals may be present in paramecium as well. The limit cycle determined using analog simulation of the coupled nonlinear oscillators of olivo-cerebellar dynamics (ieee joe 33, 563-578, 2008) agrees with the tracks of the cilium of a biological paramecium. A 4-motor apparatus has been built that reproduces the kinematics of the cilium motion. The motion of the biological cilium has been analyzed and compared with the results of the finite element modeling of forces on a cilium. The modeling equates applied torque at the base of the cilium with drag, the cilium stiffness being phase dependent. A low friction pendulum apparatus with a multiplicity of electromagnetic actuators is being built for verifying the maps of the attractor basin computed using the olivo-cerebellar dynamics for different initial conditions. Sponsored by ONR 33.

  7. Autonomous Energy Grids: Preprint

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    Kroposki, Benjamin D [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Dall-Anese, Emiliano [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Bernstein, Andrey [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Zhang, Yingchen [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Hodge, Brian S [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)

    2017-10-04

    With much higher levels of distributed energy resources - variable generation, energy storage, and controllable loads just to mention a few - being deployed into power systems, the data deluge from pervasive metering of energy grids, and the shaping of multi-level ancillary-service markets, current frameworks to monitoring, controlling, and optimizing large-scale energy systems are becoming increasingly inadequate. This position paper outlines the concept of 'Autonomous Energy Grids' (AEGs) - systems that are supported by a scalable, reconfigurable, and self-organizing information and control infrastructure, can be extremely secure and resilient (self-healing), and self-optimize themselves in real-time for economic and reliable performance while systematically integrating energy in all forms. AEGs rely on scalable, self-configuring cellular building blocks that ensure that each 'cell' can self-optimize when isolated from a larger grid as well as partaking in the optimal operation of a larger grid when interconnected. To realize this vision, this paper describes the concepts and key research directions in the broad domains of optimization theory, control theory, big-data analytics, and complex system modeling that will be necessary to realize the AEG vision.

  8. AUTONOMOUS GAUSSIAN DECOMPOSITION

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    Lindner, Robert R.; Vera-Ciro, Carlos; Murray, Claire E.; Stanimirović, Snežana; Babler, Brian [Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin, 475 North Charter Street, Madison, WI 53706 (United States); Heiles, Carl [Radio Astronomy Lab, UC Berkeley, 601 Campbell Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Hennebelle, Patrick [Laboratoire AIM, Paris-Saclay, CEA/IRFU/SAp-CNRS-Université Paris Diderot, F-91191 Gif-sur Yvette Cedex (France); Goss, W. M. [National Radio Astronomy Observatory, P.O. Box O, 1003 Lopezville, Socorro, NM 87801 (United States); Dickey, John, E-mail: rlindner@astro.wisc.edu [University of Tasmania, School of Maths and Physics, Private Bag 37, Hobart, TAS 7001 (Australia)

    2015-04-15

    We present a new algorithm, named Autonomous Gaussian Decomposition (AGD), for automatically decomposing spectra into Gaussian components. AGD uses derivative spectroscopy and machine learning to provide optimized guesses for the number of Gaussian components in the data, and also their locations, widths, and amplitudes. We test AGD and find that it produces results comparable to human-derived solutions on 21 cm absorption spectra from the 21 cm SPectral line Observations of Neutral Gas with the EVLA (21-SPONGE) survey. We use AGD with Monte Carlo methods to derive the H i line completeness as a function of peak optical depth and velocity width for the 21-SPONGE data, and also show that the results of AGD are stable against varying observational noise intensity. The autonomy and computational efficiency of the method over traditional manual Gaussian fits allow for truly unbiased comparisons between observations and simulations, and for the ability to scale up and interpret the very large data volumes from the upcoming Square Kilometer Array and pathfinder telescopes.

  9. AUTONOMOUS GAUSSIAN DECOMPOSITION

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    Lindner, Robert R.; Vera-Ciro, Carlos; Murray, Claire E.; Stanimirović, Snežana; Babler, Brian; Heiles, Carl; Hennebelle, Patrick; Goss, W. M.; Dickey, John

    2015-01-01

    We present a new algorithm, named Autonomous Gaussian Decomposition (AGD), for automatically decomposing spectra into Gaussian components. AGD uses derivative spectroscopy and machine learning to provide optimized guesses for the number of Gaussian components in the data, and also their locations, widths, and amplitudes. We test AGD and find that it produces results comparable to human-derived solutions on 21 cm absorption spectra from the 21 cm SPectral line Observations of Neutral Gas with the EVLA (21-SPONGE) survey. We use AGD with Monte Carlo methods to derive the H i line completeness as a function of peak optical depth and velocity width for the 21-SPONGE data, and also show that the results of AGD are stable against varying observational noise intensity. The autonomy and computational efficiency of the method over traditional manual Gaussian fits allow for truly unbiased comparisons between observations and simulations, and for the ability to scale up and interpret the very large data volumes from the upcoming Square Kilometer Array and pathfinder telescopes

  10. Design of Autonomous Gel Actuators

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    Shuji Hashimoto

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we introduce autonomous gel actuators driven by chemical energy. The polymer gels prepared here have cyclic chemical reaction networks. With a cyclic reaction, the polymer gels generate periodical motion. The periodic motion of the gel is produced by the chemical energy of the oscillatory Belouzov-Zhabotinsky (BZ reaction. We have succeeded in making synthetic polymer gel move autonomously like a living organism. This experimental fact represents the great possibility of the chemical robot.

  11. Autonomous Byte Stream Randomizer

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    Paloulian, George K.; Woo, Simon S.; Chow, Edward T.

    2013-01-01

    Net-centric networking environments are often faced with limited resources and must utilize bandwidth as efficiently as possible. In networking environments that span wide areas, the data transmission has to be efficient without any redundant or exuberant metadata. The Autonomous Byte Stream Randomizer software provides an extra level of security on top of existing data encryption methods. Randomizing the data s byte stream adds an extra layer to existing data protection methods, thus making it harder for an attacker to decrypt protected data. Based on a generated crypto-graphically secure random seed, a random sequence of numbers is used to intelligently and efficiently swap the organization of bytes in data using the unbiased and memory-efficient in-place Fisher-Yates shuffle method. Swapping bytes and reorganizing the crucial structure of the byte data renders the data file unreadable and leaves the data in a deconstructed state. This deconstruction adds an extra level of security requiring the byte stream to be reconstructed with the random seed in order to be readable. Once the data byte stream has been randomized, the software enables the data to be distributed to N nodes in an environment. Each piece of the data in randomized and distributed form is a separate entity unreadable on its own right, but when combined with all N pieces, is able to be reconstructed back to one. Reconstruction requires possession of the key used for randomizing the bytes, leading to the generation of the same cryptographically secure random sequence of numbers used to randomize the data. This software is a cornerstone capability possessing the ability to generate the same cryptographically secure sequence on different machines and time intervals, thus allowing this software to be used more heavily in net-centric environments where data transfer bandwidth is limited.

  12. Compact autonomous navigation system (CANS)

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    Hao, Y. C.; Ying, L.; Xiong, K.; Cheng, H. Y.; Qiao, G. D.

    2017-11-01

    Autonomous navigation of Satellite and constellation has series of benefits, such as to reduce operation cost and ground station workload, to avoid the event of crises of war and natural disaster, to increase spacecraft autonomy, and so on. Autonomous navigation satellite is independent of ground station support. Many systems are developed for autonomous navigation of satellite in the past 20 years. Along them American MANS (Microcosm Autonomous Navigation System) [1] of Microcosm Inc. and ERADS [2] [3] (Earth Reference Attitude Determination System) of Honeywell Inc. are well known. The systems anticipate a series of good features of autonomous navigation and aim low cost, integrated structure, low power consumption and compact layout. The ERADS is an integrated small 3-axis attitude sensor system with low cost and small volume. It has the Earth center measurement accuracy higher than the common IR sensor because the detected ultraviolet radiation zone of the atmosphere has a brightness gradient larger than that of the IR zone. But the ERADS is still a complex system because it has to eliminate many problems such as making of the sapphire sphere lens, birefringence effect of sapphire, high precision image transfer optical fiber flattener, ultraviolet intensifier noise, and so on. The marginal sphere FOV of the sphere lens of the ERADS is used to star imaging that may be bring some disadvantages., i.e. , the image energy and attitude measurements accuracy may be reduced due to the tilt image acceptance end of the fiber flattener in the FOV. Besides Japan, Germany and Russia developed visible earth sensor for GEO [4] [5]. Do we have a way to develop a cheaper/easier and more accurate autonomous navigation system that can be used to all LEO spacecraft, especially, to LEO small and micro satellites? To return this problem we provide a new type of the system—CANS (Compact Autonomous Navigation System) [6].

  13. La innovación como accionante del emprendimiento en las organizaciones

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    María de los Angeles Briceño Moreno

    2009-04-01

    Tales dinámicas, exigen culturas corporativas humanizadas y eficientes que se conviertan en escenarios propicios, para el desarrollo de propuestas emprendedoras que posteriormente alcancen independencia y autonomía de las organizaciones de las cuales surgieron, hasta obtener sostenibilidad y competitividad para establecer nuevas condiciones en los mercados en que participan.

  14. Autonomous Landing on Moving Platforms

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    Mendoza Chavez, Gilberto

    2016-08-01

    This thesis investigates autonomous landing of a micro air vehicle (MAV) on a nonstationary ground platform. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and micro air vehicles (MAVs) are becoming every day more ubiquitous. Nonetheless, many applications still require specialized human pilots or supervisors. Current research is focusing on augmenting the scope of tasks that these vehicles are able to accomplish autonomously. Precise autonomous landing on moving platforms is essential for self-deployment and recovery of MAVs, but it remains a challenging task for both autonomous and piloted vehicles. Model Predictive Control (MPC) is a widely used and effective scheme to control constrained systems. One of its variants, output-feedback tube-based MPC, ensures robust stability for systems with bounded disturbances under system state reconstruction. This thesis proposes a MAV control strategy based on this variant of MPC to perform rapid and precise autonomous landing on moving targets whose nominal (uncommitted) trajectory and velocity are slowly varying. The proposed approach is demonstrated on an experimental setup.

  15. Las redes sociales presentes en las bibliotecas

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    Magda Cecilia Sandí S.

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo pretende evidenciar la importancia del uso de las redes sociales en las bibliotecas como una herramienta y un canal de comunicación entre el bibliotecólogo y la comunidad de usuarios. Las redes sociales son una nueva forma de comunicarnos entre las y los usuarios del Internet, su uso es irrestricto y cada vez aumenta la comunidad de usuarios de estas herramientas en la red.

  16. Las redes sociales presentes en las bibliotecas

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    Magda Cecilia Sandí Sandí

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo pretende evidenciar la importancia del uso de las redes sociales en las bibliotecas como una herramienta y un canal de comunicación entre el bibliotecólogo y la comunidad de usuarios. Las redes sociales son una nueva forma de comunicarnos entre las y los usuarios del Internet, su uso es irrestricto y cada vez aumenta la comunidad de usuarios de estas herramientas en la red.

  17. Las redes sociales presentes en las bibliotecas

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    Magda Cecilia Sandí S.

    2012-01-01

    El presente artículo pretende evidenciar la importancia del uso de las redes sociales en las bibliotecas como una herramienta y un canal de comunicación entre el bibliotecólogo y la comunidad de usuarios. Las redes sociales son una nueva forma de comunicarnos entre las y los usuarios del Internet, su uso es irrestricto y cada vez aumenta la comunidad de usuarios de estas herramientas en la red.

  18. The Bering Autonomous Target Detection

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    Jørgensen, John Leif; Denver, Troelz; Betto, Maurizio

    2003-01-01

    An autonomous asteroid target detection and tracking method has been developed. The method features near omnidirectionality and focus on high speed operations and completeness of search of the near space rather than the traditional faint object search methods, employed presently at the larger...... telescopes. The method has proven robust in operation and is well suited for use onboard spacecraft. As development target for the method and the associated instrumentation the asteroid research mission Bering has been used. Onboard a spacecraft, the autonomous detection is centered around the fully...... autonomous star tracker the Advanced Stellar Compass (ASC). One feature of this instrument is that potential targets are registered directly in terms of date, right ascension, declination, and intensity, which greatly facilitates both tracking search and registering. Results from ground and inflight tests...

  19. Autonomous Industrial Mobile Manipulation (AIMM)

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    Hvilshøj, Mads; Bøgh, Simon; Nielsen, Oluf Skov

    2012-01-01

    Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to provide a review of the interdisciplinary research field Autonomous Industrial Mobile Manipulation (AIMM), with an emphasis on physical implementations and applications. Design/methodology/approach - Following an introduction to AIMM, this paper investiga......Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to provide a review of the interdisciplinary research field Autonomous Industrial Mobile Manipulation (AIMM), with an emphasis on physical implementations and applications. Design/methodology/approach - Following an introduction to AIMM, this paper......; sustainability, configuration, adaptation, autonomy, positioning, manipulation and grasping, robot-robot interaction, human-robot interaction, process quality, dependability, and physical properties. Findings - The concise yet comprehensive review provides both researchers (academia) and practitioners (industry......) with a quick and gentle overview of AIMM. Furthermore, the paper identifies key open issues and promising research directions to realize real-world integration and maturation of the AIMM technology. Originality/value - This paper reviews the interdisciplinary research field Autonomous Industrial Mobile...

  20. Civilidad en las relaciones laborales

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    Álvaro Enrique Figueroa Bolaño

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    Full Text Available ResumenA pesar que actualmente no resultan pocas las institucionesque por fuera del ámbito propio del DerechoLaboral vienen siendo aplicadas a las Relaciones Laboralesen Colombia, más que la ley y sí mucho la doctrina yla jurisprudencia no solamente nacional sino extranjera,han venido revaluando el concepto tradicional de Empresa,sacándolo de concepciones eminentemente comercialistasy economicistas para concebir que en la actividadempresarial moderna, en especial, en los asuntos laborales,debe primar el lado humano del trabajo, dicho enotras palabras, una Civilidad en las Relaciones Laborales.El artículo busca contribuir en el rescate o adaptaciónde la legislación laboral frente a las nuevas formas decontratación que eventualmente pueden ser utilizadas endetrimento del Derecho Laboral y de la Seguridad Socialcolombianos.Palabras clave: Relaciones laborales, Trabajo realidad,Autónomo, Independiente, Unidad de explotacióneconómica. AbstractAlthough not currently few institutions are outsidethe proper scope of labor law are being applied to the LabourRelations in Colombia, more than the law and a lotof doctrine and not only domestic but foreign jurisprudence,have been reassessing the traditional concept ofEnterprise, removing eminently commercialist and economisticconceptions conceiving that in modern business,especially in labor matters, should prioritize the humanside of the work, in other words, a Civility in Labor Relations.The article seeks to contribute to the rescue or adaptationof labor law against new forms of procurementthat can eventually be used to the detriment of the LaborLaw and Social Security Colombians.Keywords: Industrial relations, Actually work, Autonomous,Independent, Economic exploitation unit.

  1. Autonomic Regulation of Splanchnic Circulation

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    Kathleen A Fraser

    1991-01-01

    Full Text Available The role of the autonomic nervous system in circulatory regulation of the splanchnic organs (stomach, small intestine, colon, liver, pancreas and spleen is reviewed. In general, the sympathetic nervous system is primarily involved in vasoconstriction, while the parasympathetic contributes to vasodilation. Vasoconstriction in the splanchnic circulation appears to be mediated by alpha-2 receptors and vasodilation by activation of primary afferent nerves with subsequent release of vasodilatory peptides, or by stimulation of beta-adrenergic receptors. As well, an important function of the autonomic nervous system is to provide a mechanism by which splanchnic vascular reserve can be mobilized during stress to maintain overall cardiovascular homeostasis.

  2. Political accountability and autonomous weapons

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    James Igoe Walsh

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Autonomous weapons would have the capacity to select and attack targets without direct human input. One important objection to the introduction of such weapons is that they will make it more difficult to identify and hold accountable those responsible for undesirable outcomes such as mission failures and civilian casualties. I hypothesize that individuals can modify their attribution of responsibility in predicable ways to accommodate this new technology. The results of a survey experiment are consistent with this; subjects continue to find responsible and hold accountable political and military leaders when autonomous weapons are used, but also attribute responsibility to the designers and programmers of such weapons.

  3. Discerning non-autonomous dynamics

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    Clemson, Philip T.; Stefanovska, Aneta, E-mail: aneta@lancaster.ac.uk

    2014-09-30

    Structure and function go hand in hand. However, while a complex structure can be relatively safely broken down into the minutest parts, and technology is now delving into nanoscales, the function of complex systems requires a completely different approach. Here the complexity clearly arises from nonlinear interactions, which prevents us from obtaining a realistic description of a system by dissecting it into its structural component parts. At best, the result of such investigations does not substantially add to our understanding or at worst it can even be misleading. Not surprisingly, the dynamics of complex systems, facilitated by increasing computational efficiency, is now readily tackled in the case of measured time series. Moreover, time series can now be collected in practically every branch of science and in any structural scale—from protein dynamics in a living cell to data collected in astrophysics or even via social networks. In searching for deterministic patterns in such data we are limited by the fact that no complex system in the real world is autonomous. Hence, as an alternative to the stochastic approach that is predominantly applied to data from inherently non-autonomous complex systems, theory and methods specifically tailored to non-autonomous systems are needed. Indeed, in the last decade we have faced a huge advance in mathematical methods, including the introduction of pullback attractors, as well as time series methods that cope with the most important characteristic of non-autonomous systems—their time-dependent behaviour. Here we review current methods for the analysis of non-autonomous dynamics including those for extracting properties of interactions and the direction of couplings. We illustrate each method by applying it to three sets of systems typical for chaotic, stochastic and non-autonomous behaviour. For the chaotic class we select the Lorenz system, for the stochastic the noise-forced Duffing system and for the non-autonomous

  4. Gas House Autonomous System Monitoring

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    Miller, Luke; Edsall, Ashley

    2015-01-01

    Gas House Autonomous System Monitoring (GHASM) will employ Integrated System Health Monitoring (ISHM) of cryogenic fluids in the High Pressure Gas Facility at Stennis Space Center. The preliminary focus of development incorporates the passive monitoring and eventual commanding of the Nitrogen System. ISHM offers generic system awareness, adept at using concepts rather than specific error cases. As an enabler for autonomy, ISHM provides capabilities inclusive of anomaly detection, diagnosis, and abnormality prediction. Advancing ISHM and Autonomous Operation functional capabilities enhances quality of data, optimizes safety, improves cost effectiveness, and has direct benefits to a wide spectrum of aerospace applications.

  5. Discerning non-autonomous dynamics

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    Clemson, Philip T.; Stefanovska, Aneta

    2014-01-01

    Structure and function go hand in hand. However, while a complex structure can be relatively safely broken down into the minutest parts, and technology is now delving into nanoscales, the function of complex systems requires a completely different approach. Here the complexity clearly arises from nonlinear interactions, which prevents us from obtaining a realistic description of a system by dissecting it into its structural component parts. At best, the result of such investigations does not substantially add to our understanding or at worst it can even be misleading. Not surprisingly, the dynamics of complex systems, facilitated by increasing computational efficiency, is now readily tackled in the case of measured time series. Moreover, time series can now be collected in practically every branch of science and in any structural scale—from protein dynamics in a living cell to data collected in astrophysics or even via social networks. In searching for deterministic patterns in such data we are limited by the fact that no complex system in the real world is autonomous. Hence, as an alternative to the stochastic approach that is predominantly applied to data from inherently non-autonomous complex systems, theory and methods specifically tailored to non-autonomous systems are needed. Indeed, in the last decade we have faced a huge advance in mathematical methods, including the introduction of pullback attractors, as well as time series methods that cope with the most important characteristic of non-autonomous systems—their time-dependent behaviour. Here we review current methods for the analysis of non-autonomous dynamics including those for extracting properties of interactions and the direction of couplings. We illustrate each method by applying it to three sets of systems typical for chaotic, stochastic and non-autonomous behaviour. For the chaotic class we select the Lorenz system, for the stochastic the noise-forced Duffing system and for the non-autonomous

  6. Autonomic dysfunction in cirrhosis and portal hypertension

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    Dümcke, Christine Winkler; Møller, Søren

    2008-01-01

    Liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension are frequently associated with signs of circulatory dysfunction and peripheral polyneuropathy, which includes defects of the autonomic nervous system. Autonomic dysfunction, which is seen in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic liver cirrhosis and increases...

  7. Energy homeostasis, autonomic activity and obesity

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    Scheurink, AJW; Balkan, B; Nyakas, C; vanDijk, G; Steffens, AB; Bohus, B

    1995-01-01

    Obesity is often accompanied by alterations in both sympathetic and parasympathetic autonomic functions. The present paper summarizes the results of a number of studies designed to investigate autonomic functioning in normal, genetically, and experimentally obese rats, Particular emphasis is given

  8. Connected and autonomous vehicles 2040 vision.

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    2014-07-01

    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) commissioned a one-year project, Connected and Autonomous : Vehicles 2040 Vision, with researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to assess the implications of connected and : autonomous ve...

  9. Mining in the Future: Autonomous Robotics for Safer Mines

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    Shahdi, A

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available ? Require less support infrastructure ? Advanced sensors ? CSIR 2012 Slide 4 Degree of Autonomy ? Teleoperation ? Semi-autonomous ? Autonomous ? CSIR 2012 Slide 5 Mobile Intelligent Autonomous Systems Group ? The Mobile Intelligent Autonomous...

  10. Formal Verification of Autonomous Vehicle Platooning

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    Kamali, Maryam; Dennis, Louise A.; McAree, Owen; Fisher, Michael; Veres, Sandor M.

    2016-01-01

    The coordination of multiple autonomous vehicles into convoys or platoons is expected on our highways in the near future. However, before such platoons can be deployed, the new autonomous behaviors of the vehicles in these platoons must be certified. An appropriate representation for vehicle platooning is as a multi-agent system in which each agent captures the "autonomous decisions" carried out by each vehicle. In order to ensure that these autonomous decision-making agents in vehicle platoo...

  11. Hazard Map for Autonomous Navigation

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    Riis, Troels

    This dissertation describes the work performed in the area of using image analysis in the process of landing a spacecraft autonomously and safely on the surface of the Moon. This is suggested to be done using a Hazard Map. The correspondence problem between several Hazard Maps are investigated...

  12. Designing Assessment for Autonomous Learning

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    Hay, Marie; Mathers, Lucy

    2012-01-01

    This paper aims to disseminate and evaluate an autonomous learning framework developed through collaborative research with first- and second-year undergraduate students at De Montfort University. Central to the framework is the involvement of students in the assessment of their peers and themselves using dialogue about the assessment and feedback…

  13. Computing architecture for autonomous microgrids

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    Goldsmith, Steven Y.

    2015-09-29

    A computing architecture that facilitates autonomously controlling operations of a microgrid is described herein. A microgrid network includes numerous computing devices that execute intelligent agents, each of which is assigned to a particular entity (load, source, storage device, or switch) in the microgrid. The intelligent agents can execute in accordance with predefined protocols to collectively perform computations that facilitate uninterrupted control of the .

  14. Autonomous Landing on Moving Platforms

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    Mendoza Chavez, Gilberto

    2016-01-01

    -deployment and recovery of MAVs, but it remains a challenging task for both autonomous and piloted vehicles. Model Predictive Control (MPC) is a widely used and effective scheme to control constrained systems. One of its variants, output-feedback tube-based MPC, ensures

  15. Hay bioética más allá de la autonomía

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    Puyol, Ángel

    2012-01-01

    La historia de la bioética desde mediados del siglo XX ha supuesto una constante reivindicación del principio de autonomía del enfermo. Esta trayectoria ha engrandecido a la bioética como disciplina y la ha adaptado a las exigencias de una sociedad comprometida con las libertades individuales. Sin embargo, este firme y deseable compromiso con la autonomía del enfermo también ha dificultado que la bioética tome en consideración, con el mismo rigor e interés, todos aquellos temas y problemas ét...

  16. Autonomous Cryogenics Loading Operations Simulation Software: Knowledgebase Autonomous Test Engineer

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    Wehner, Walter S., Jr.

    2013-01-01

    Working on the ACLO (Autonomous Cryogenics Loading Operations) project I have had the opportunity to add functionality to the physics simulation software known as KATE (Knowledgebase Autonomous Test Engineer), create a new application allowing WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) creation of KATE schematic files and begin a preliminary design and implementation of a new subsystem that will provide vision services on the IHM (Integrated Health Management) bus. The functionality I added to KATE over the past few months includes a dynamic visual representation of the fluid height in a pipe based on number of gallons of fluid in the pipe and implementing the IHM bus connection within KATE. I also fixed a broken feature in the system called the Browser Display, implemented many bug fixes and made changes to the GUI (Graphical User Interface).

  17. Autonomic computing enabled cooperative networked design

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    Wodczak, Michal

    2014-01-01

    This book introduces the concept of autonomic computing driven cooperative networked system design from an architectural perspective. As such it leverages and capitalises on the relevant advancements in both the realms of autonomic computing and networking by welding them closely together. In particular, a multi-faceted Autonomic Cooperative System Architectural Model is defined which incorporates the notion of Autonomic Cooperative Behaviour being orchestrated by the Autonomic Cooperative Networking Protocol of a cross-layer nature. The overall proposed solution not only advocates for the inc

  18. Las creencias y las concepciones. Perspectivas complementarias

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Las creencias y las concepciones sobre la enseñanza y el aprendizaje que los profesores sostienen como docentes es una línea de investigación que está suponiendo un avance en el conocimiento sobre factores relevantes para la mejor de la educación. Desde hace más de dos décadas han sido numerosos los investigadores que han venido proporcionando resultados de investigación en torno a las creencias y las concepciones de la enseñanza y el aprendizaje lo que ha supuesto establecer nuevas e interesantes interpretaciones en dicha relación. En el trabajo que presentamos se abordan algunas de las aportaciones sobre dichas creencias y sobre las concepciones de la enseñanza y el aprendizaje.

  19. Autonomía educativa en la provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina: comparación entre dos distritos escolares. Una perspectiva neo-institucionalista

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    Astiz, M. Fernanda

    2015-01-01

    RESUMEN : El presente artículo aporta evidencia empírica sobre políticas adoptadas, resultados y consecuencias de las iniciativas de descentralización y autonomía educativa implementadas en Argentina en los años noventa. Este estudio realiza una evaluación de las implicancias del concepto de autonomía educativa en el país y de cómo fue adoptado tanto a nivel provincial como en las escuelas. Utilizando un paradigma neo-institucionalista, y mediante el uso de fuentes de información fidedignas d...

  20. Morphologic Changes in Autonomic Nerves in Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy

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    Heung Yong Jin

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Diabetic neuropathy is one of the major complications of diabetes, and it increases morbidity and mortality in patients with both type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM. Because the autonomic nervous system, for example, parasympathetic axons, has a diffuse and wide distribution, we do not know the morphological changes that occur in autonomic neural control and their exact mechanisms in diabetic patients with diabetic autonomic neuropathy (DAN. Although the prevalence of sympathetic and parasympathetic neuropathy is similar in T1DM versus T2DM patients, sympathetic nerve function correlates with parasympathetic neuropathy only in T1DM patients. The explanation for these discrepancies might be that parasympathetic nerve function was more severely affected among T2DM patients. As parasympathetic nerve damage seems to be more advanced than sympathetic nerve damage, it might be that parasympathetic neuropathy precedes sympathetic neuropathy in T2DM, which was Ewing's concept. This could be explained by the intrinsic morphologic difference. Therefore, the morphological changes in the sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves of involved organs in T1DM and T2DM patients who have DAN should be evaluated. In this review, evaluation methods for morphological changes in the epidermal nerves of skin, and the intrinsic nerves of the stomach will be discussed.

  1. Autonomía, autoestima y rendimiento académico

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    Franca Fernández, Aroa

    2016-01-01

    Favorecer la autonomía escolar es uno de los objetivos que marcan las políticas educativas que rigen nuestro sistema educativo. Este trabajo parte del presupuesto de que hacer que niños y niñas sean más autónomos en la escuela favorecerá la autoestima y repercutirá positivamente en el rendimiento académico de los alumnos/as. Hacemos un recorrido por estos tres constructos: autonomía, autoestima y rendimiento escolar, argumentamos porqué unos niños son más autónomos que otros y ...

  2. Insights into the background of autonomic medicine.

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    Laranjo, Sérgio; Geraldes, Vera; Oliveira, Mário; Rocha, Isabel

    2017-10-01

    Knowledge of the physiology underlying the autonomic nervous system is pivotal for understanding autonomic dysfunction in clinical practice. Autonomic dysfunction may result from primary modifications of the autonomic nervous system or be secondary to a wide range of diseases that cause severe morbidity and mortality. Together with a detailed history and physical examination, laboratory assessment of autonomic function is essential for the analysis of various clinical conditions and the establishment of effective, personalized and precise therapeutic schemes. This review summarizes the main aspects of autonomic medicine that constitute the background of cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction. Copyright © 2017 Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  3. Autonomía del paciente frente a su enfermedad

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    Gloria Visbal

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available La autonomía es un principio moderno de la bioética; éste surge como consecuencia de un concepto de ser humano que respeta la libertad personal. En este momento de la historia en el desarrollo de la ciencia es vertiginoso es preciso sentar las bases para el desarrollo de una escala de valores en la que esté implícito el respeto por la dignidad humana y la libre decisión del paciente en cualquier grado de enfermedad. Para el profesional de enfermería se convierte en una alta responsabilidad social y humana inherente a la esencia de su ejercicio velar por la capacidad de decisión de las personas, y el derecho a que se respete su voluntad en todos los momentos, incluidos los momentos críticos de su vida. No obstante, aunque el sistema impulse lo contrario, es preciso trabajar en pro de la autonomía y la autodeterminación del ser respetando sus derechos. Por ello se requiere que en los procesos formativos, docentes y estudiantes trabajen en forma conjunta valores, principios y actitudes éticas que faciliten el abordaje del cuidado brindado, y desde esta perspectiva se tenga en cuenta la libertad para la toma de decisiones por parte del paciente.

  4. Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy in diabetes

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    Spallone, Vincenza; Ziegler, Dan; Freeman, Roy

    2011-01-01

    Cardiovascular Autonomic Neuropathy (CAN) Subcommittee of Toronto Consensus Panel on Diabetic Neuropathy worked to update CAN guidelines, with regard to epidemiology, clinical impact, diagnosis, usefulness of CAN testing, and management. CAN is the impairment of cardiovascular autonomic control...... in type 2 diabetes. CAN is a risk marker of mortality and cardiovascular morbidity, and possibly a progression promoter of diabetic nephropathy. Criteria for CAN diagnosis and staging are: 1. one abnormal cardio-vagal test identifies possible or early CAN; 2. at least two abnormal cardio-vagal tests....... diagnosis of CAN clinical forms, 2. detection and tailored treatment of CAN clinical correlates (e.g. tachycardia, OH, nondipping, QT interval prolongation), 3. risk stratification for diabetic complications and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, and 4. modulation of targets of diabetes therapy...

  5. Autonomous Laser-Powered Vehicle

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    Stone, William C. (Inventor); Hogan, Bartholomew P. (Inventor)

    2017-01-01

    An autonomous laser-powered vehicle designed to autonomously penetrate through ice caps of substantial (e.g., kilometers) thickness by melting a path ahead of the vehicle as it descends. A high powered laser beam is transmitted to the vehicle via an onboard bare fiber spooler. After the beam enters through the dispersion optics, the beam expands into a cavity. A radiation shield limits backscatter radiation from heating the optics. The expanded beam enters the heat exchanger and is reflected by a dispersion mirror. Forward-facing beveled circular grooves absorb the reflected radiant energy preventing the energy from being reflected back towards the optics. Microchannels along the inner circumference of the beam dump heat exchanger maximize heat transfer. Sufficient amount of fiber is wound on the fiber spooler to permit not only a descent but also to permit a sample return mission by inverting the vehicle and melting its way back to the surface.

  6. Health, autonomic financing and transferences

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    David Cantarero Prieto

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available The present paper has as objective to study the whole relative problem to the autonomous communities and regional heath care expenditure financing in Spain. This article has a dual purpose. First, the financing of the current health care attendance is approached in the Spanish regions passing magazine to its possible variants and we observe that the balance of our system is clearly inclined towards the side of the integration in the general pattern of financing («Fiscal Room» with specific conditions («Mixed System». Secondly, we examine the new situation in the mark of health care and its corresponding financing in the new model approved in 2001, in terms of the effects of tax assignment on autonomous communities.

  7. Autonomously managed high power systems

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    Weeks, D.J.; Bechtel, R.T.

    1985-01-01

    The need for autonomous power management capabilities will increase as the power levels of spacecraft increase into the multi-100 kW range. The quantity of labor intensive ground and crew support consumed by the 9 kW Skylab cannot be afforded in support of a 75-300 kW Space Station or high power earth orbital and interplanetary spacecraft. Marshall Space Flight Center is managing a program to develop necessary technologies for high power system autonomous management. To date a reference electrical power system and automation approaches have been defined. A test facility for evaluation and verification of management algorithms and hardware has been designed with the first of the three power channel capability nearing completion

  8. Development of autonomous operation system

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    Endou, Akira; Watanabe, Kenshiu; Miki, Tetsushi

    1992-01-01

    To enhance operation reliability of nuclear plants by removing human factors, study on an autonomous operation system has been carried out to substitute artificial intelligence (AI) for plant operators and, in addition, traditional controllers used in existing plants. For construction of the AI system, structurization of knowledge on the basis of the principles such as physical laws, function and structure of relevant objects and generalization of problem solving process are intended. A hierarchical distributed cooperative system configuration in employed because it is superior from the viewpoint of dynamical reorganization of system functions. This configuration is realized by an object-oriented multi-agent system. Construction of a prototype system was planned and the conceptual design was made for FBR plant in order to evaluate applicability of AI to the autonomous operation and to have a prospect for the realization of the system. The prototype system executes diagnosis, state evaluation, operation and control for the main plant subsystems. (author)

  9. Autonomous Agents as Artistic Collaborators

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    Kadish, David

    In this paper, I ask whether it is possible to exert creative direction on the emergence of large scale patterns from the actions of autonomous or semi-autonomous actors. As an artist and an engineer, I undertake installations and projects with an intent to create, to make art or innovative...... structures. At the same time, one of my artistic interests is in ceding a great deal of creative control to a cluster of robotic actors, in the process interrogating the lack of control that we, as a species, exert over the world. Here, I explore this idea in the context of an ongoing project called...... that navigate the space as well. My work has implications for how we as a species address planetary-scale challenges and whether we can organize societies to find emergent solutions to complex problems. Behind my artistic interest is the idea that "creation" has no teleological impulse. The creative force from...

  10. Autonomous spacecraft rendezvous and docking

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    Tietz, J. C.; Almand, B. J.

    A storyboard display is presented which summarizes work done recently in design and simulation of autonomous video rendezvous and docking systems for spacecraft. This display includes: photographs of the simulation hardware, plots of chase vehicle trajectories from simulations, pictures of the docking aid including image processing interpretations, and drawings of the control system strategy. Viewgraph-style sheets on the display bulletin board summarize the simulation objectives, benefits, special considerations, approach, and results.

  11. Biology-Inspired Autonomous Control

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    2011-08-31

    insect brain, allow these animals to fly with damaged wings, order of body mass payloads (e.g., foraging bees with a load of pollen , blood satiated...The research focus addressed two broad, complementary research areas : autonomous systems concepts inspired by the behavior and neurobiology...UL 46 19b. TELEPHONE NUMBER (include area code) 850 883-1887 Standard Form 298 (Rev. 8-98) Prescribed by ANSI Std. Z39.18 iii Table of

  12. Autonomous Electrical Vehicles’ Charging Station

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    Józef Paska; Mariusz Kłos; Łukasz Rosłaniec; Rafał Bielas; Magdalena Błędzińska

    2016-01-01

    This paper presents a model of an autonomous electrical vehicles’ charging station. It consists of renewable energy sources: wind turbine system, photovoltaic cells, as well as an energy storage, load, and EV charging station. In order to optimise the operating conditions, power electronic converters were added to the system. The model was implemented in the Homer Energy programme. The first part of the paper presents the design assumptions and technological solutions. Further in the paper...

  13. Fleet management for autonomous vehicles

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    Bsaybes, Sahar; Quilliot, Alain; Wagler, Annegret K.

    2016-01-01

    The VIPAFLEET project consists in developing models and algorithms for man- aging a fleet of Individual Public Autonomous Vehicles (VIPA). Hereby, we consider a fleet of cars distributed at specified stations in an industrial area to supply internal transportation, where the cars can be used in different modes of circulation (tram mode, elevator mode, taxi mode). One goal is to develop and implement suitable algorithms for each mode in order to satisfy all the requests under an economic point...

  14. Urban planning for autonomous vehicles

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    Fourie, Pieter J.; Ordoñez Medina, Sergio A.; Maheshwari, Tanvi; Wang, Biyu; Erath, Alexander; Cairns, Stephen; Axhausen, Kay W.

    2018-01-01

    In land-scarce Singapore, population growth and increasingly dense development are running up against limited remaining space for mobility infrastructure expansion. Autonomous Vehicles (AV) promise to relieve some of this pressure, through more efficient use of road space through platooning and intersection coordination, reducing the need for parking space, and reducing overall reliance on privately owned cars, realising Singapore’s vision of a “car-lite” future. In a collaborative resear...

  15. Failure Prediction for Autonomous Driving

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    Hecker, Simon; Dai, Dengxin; Van Gool, Luc

    2018-01-01

    The primary focus of autonomous driving research is to improve driving accuracy. While great progress has been made, state-of-the-art algorithms still fail at times. Such failures may have catastrophic consequences. It therefore is important that automated cars foresee problems ahead as early as possible. This is also of paramount importance if the driver will be asked to take over. We conjecture that failures do not occur randomly. For instance, driving models may fail more likely at places ...

  16. Autonomic computing meets SCADA security

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    Nazir, S; Patel, S; Patel, D

    2017-01-01

    © 2017 IEEE. National assets such as transportation networks, large manufacturing, business and health facilities, power generation, and distribution networks are critical infrastructures. The cyber threats to these infrastructures have increasingly become more sophisticated, extensive and numerous. Cyber security conventional measures have proved useful in the past but increasing sophistication of attacks dictates the need for newer measures. The autonomic computing paradigm mimics the auton...

  17. Autonomic neuropathy in diabetes mellitus

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    Alberto eVerrotti

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Diabetic autonomic neuropathy (DAN is a serious and common complication of diabetes, often overlooked and misdiagnosed. It is a systemic-wide disorder that may be asymptomatic in the early stages. The most studied and clinically important form of DAN is cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN defined as the impairment of autonomic control of the cardiovascular system in patients with diabetes after exclusion of other causes. The reported prevalence of DAN varies widely depending on inconsistent definition, different diagnostic method, different patient cohorts studied. The pathogenesis is still unclear and probably multifactorial. Once DAN becomes clinically evident, no form of therapy has been identified which can effectively stop or reverse it. Prevention strategies are based on strict glycemic control with intensive insulin treatment, multifactorial intervention and lifestyle modification including control of hypertension, dyslipidemia, stop smoking, weight loss and adequate physical exercise. The present review summarizes the latest knowledge regarding clinical presentation, epidemiology, pathogenesis and management of DAN, with some mention to childhood and adolescent population.

  18. Autonomous Cryogenic Load Operations: Knowledge-Based Autonomous Test Engineer

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    Schrading, J. Nicolas

    2013-01-01

    The Knowledge-Based Autonomous Test Engineer (KATE) program has a long history at KSC. Now a part of the Autonomous Cryogenic Load Operations (ACLO) mission, this software system has been sporadically developed over the past 20 years. Originally designed to provide health and status monitoring for a simple water-based fluid system, it was proven to be a capable autonomous test engineer for determining sources of failure in the system. As part of a new goal to provide this same anomaly-detection capability for a complicated cryogenic fluid system, software engineers, physicists, interns and KATE experts are working to upgrade the software capabilities and graphical user interface. Much progress was made during this effort to improve KATE. A display of the entire cryogenic system's graph, with nodes for components and edges for their connections, was added to the KATE software. A searching functionality was added to the new graph display, so that users could easily center their screen on specific components. The GUI was also modified so that it displayed information relevant to the new project goals. In addition, work began on adding new pneumatic and electronic subsystems into the KATE knowledge base, so that it could provide health and status monitoring for those systems. Finally, many fixes for bugs, memory leaks, and memory errors were implemented and the system was moved into a state in which it could be presented to stakeholders. Overall, the KATE system was improved and necessary additional features were added so that a presentation of the program and its functionality in the next few months would be a success.

  19. Autonomous Cryogenic Load Operations: KSC Autonomous Test Engineer

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    Shrading, Nicholas J.

    2012-01-01

    The KSC Autonomous Test Engineer (KATE) program has a long history at KSC. Now a part of the Autonomous Cryogenic Load Operations (ACLO) mission, this software system has been sporadically developed over the past 20+ years. Originally designed to provide health and status monitoring for a simple water-based fluid system, it was proven to be a capable autonomous test engineer for determining sources of failure in. the system, As part.of a new goal to provide this same anomaly-detection capability for a complicated cryogenic fluid system, software engineers, physicists, interns and KATE experts are working to upgrade the software capabilities and graphical user interface. Much progress was made during this effort to improve KATE. A display ofthe entire cryogenic system's graph, with nodes for components and edges for their connections, was added to the KATE software. A searching functionality was added to the new graph display, so that users could easily center their screen on specific components. The GUI was also modified so that it displayed information relevant to the new project goals. In addition, work began on adding new pneumatic and electronic subsystems into the KATE knowledgebase, so that it could provide health and status monitoring for those systems. Finally, many fixes for bugs, memory leaks, and memory errors were implemented and the system was moved into a state in which it could be presented to stakeholders. Overall, the KATE system was improved and necessary additional features were added so that a presentation of the program and its functionality in the next few months would be a success.

  20. Human Supervision of Multiple Autonomous Vehicles

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    AFRL-RH-WP-TR-2013-0143 HUMAN SUPERVISION OF MULTIPLE AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES Heath A. Ruff Ball...REPORT TYPE Interim 3. DATES COVERED (From – To) 09-16-08 – 03-22-13 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE HUMAN SUPERVISION OF MULTIPLE AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES 5a...Supervision of Multiple Autonomous Vehicles To support the vision of a system that enables a single operator to control multiple next-generation

  1. The treatment of autonomic dysfunction in tetanus

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    T van den Heever

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available We report a case of generalised tetanus in a 50-year-old female patient after sustaining a wound to her right lower leg. She developed autonomic dysfunction, which included labile hypertension alternating with hypotension and sweating. The autonomic dysfunction was treated successfully with a combination of morphine sulphate infusion, magnesium sulphate, and clonidine. She also received adrenaline and phenylephrine infusions as needed for hypotension. We then discuss the pathophysiology, clinical features and treatment options of autonomic dysfunction.

  2. Las redes de acción pública como sistemas asociativos complejos : problemas y mecanismos de integración

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    Luna, Matilde; Velasco, José Luis

    2009-01-01

    Este trabajo analiza las propiedades sistémicas de las interacciones en las redes de gobernanza. Se identifican cuatro propiedades básicas: la autonomía individual de los participantes, la autonomía política de la red, la interdependencia de sus componentes y el dinamismo. También se analizan cuatro mecanismos y procesos para la integración y toma de decisiones: la confianza, la traducción, la negociación y la deliberación. Se concluye que para funcionar adecuadamente, las redes deben lograr ...

  3. Public Health, Ethics, and Autonomous Vehicles.

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    Fleetwood, Janet

    2017-04-01

    With the potential to save nearly 30 000 lives per year in the United States, autonomous vehicles portend the most significant advance in auto safety history by shifting the focus from minimization of postcrash injury to collision prevention. I have delineated the important public health implications of autonomous vehicles and provided a brief analysis of a critically important ethical issue inherent in autonomous vehicle design. The broad expertise, ethical principles, and values of public health should be brought to bear on a wide range of issues pertaining to autonomous vehicles.

  4. A Generic Architecture for Autonomous Uninhabited Vehicles

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    Barbier, Magali; Gabard, Jean-Francois; Ayreault, Herve

    2007-01-01

    ...; few solutions propose architecture adaptive to several types of platform. Autonomous vehicles that move in partially known and dynamic environments have to deal with asynchronous disruptive events...

  5. Research Institute for Autonomous Precision Guided Systems

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    Rogacki, John R

    2007-01-01

    ... actuators, development of a visualization lab for modeling vision based guidance algorithms, concept development of a rapid prototyping and aero characterization lab, vision based control of autonomous...

  6. La autonomía universitaria y la reforma a la educación superior

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    Luis Aurelio Ordóñez B.

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Tomando como punto de partida el enunciado filosófico del cual emerge la idea de autonomía universitaria, señalamos que su conquista está enmarcada en un proceso de larga duración, desde sus orígenes remotos, hasta la actualidad. En dicho proceso, el desenvolvimiento histórico de la universidad muestra las tensiones que han existido entre la autonomía de la comunidad universitaria y los poderes públicos que pugnan por controlarla. Entre dichas tensiones figura la política de subsidio a la demanda, en el marco del debilitamiento del Estado, y el avance de la mercantilización, tal como ha ocurrido en América Latina y en los Estados Unidos en las últimas décadas. Incorporamos la noción de bien público para ir más allá del dualismo simplista entre lo público y lo privado, dominante en la visión del Gobierno, en la que subyace la idea de que las universidades públicas son ineficientes, porque gozan de autonomía y no tienen disciplina de mercado. Nuestra hipótesis es que hay una relación directa entre el recorte sistemático de la autonomía y la caída de la calidad de la educación superior pública, legitimada en la composición política de los Consejos Superiores, en los que tienen primacía el gobierno y los sectores externos, convirtiendo a la autonomía universitaria en heteronomía. En esas condiciones el Estado mide y controla la calidad de la educación, pero no invierte en ella. Sugerimos que la clave para alcanzar una senda de desarrollo educativo superior no está tanto en las condiciones económicas y sociales de un país, ni en las reformas puntuales elegidas, sino en la permanencia en el tiempo de un conjunto de valores comunes que hagan de quienes realizan la actividad educativa (estudiantes, profesores, administradores, familias los mejores evaluadores de su propio desempeño, en procesos en los que todos contribuyen a un propósito público que supera los intereses privados e individuales. Algo que ser

  7. Autonomous Real Time Requirements Tracing

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    Plattsmier, George; Stetson, Howard

    2014-01-01

    One of the more challenging aspects of software development is the ability to verify and validate the functional software requirements dictated by the Software Requirements Specification (SRS) and the Software Detail Design (SDD). Insuring the software has achieved the intended requirements is the responsibility of the Software Quality team and the Software Test team. The utilization of Timeliner-TLX(sup TM) Auto- Procedures for relocating ground operations positions to ISS automated on-board operations has begun the transition that would be required for manned deep space missions with minimal crew requirements. This transition also moves the auto-procedures from the procedure realm into the flight software arena and as such the operational requirements and testing will be more structured and rigorous. The autoprocedures would be required to meet NASA software standards as specified in the Software Safety Standard (NASASTD- 8719), the Software Engineering Requirements (NPR 7150), the Software Assurance Standard (NASA-STD-8739) and also the Human Rating Requirements (NPR-8705). The Autonomous Fluid Transfer System (AFTS) test-bed utilizes the Timeliner-TLX(sup TM) Language for development of autonomous command and control software. The Timeliner-TLX(sup TM) system has the unique feature of providing the current line of the statement in execution during real-time execution of the software. The feature of execution line number internal reporting unlocks the capability of monitoring the execution autonomously by use of a companion Timeliner-TLX(sup TM) sequence as the line number reporting is embedded inside the Timeliner-TLX(sup TM) execution engine. This negates I/O processing of this type data as the line number status of executing sequences is built-in as a function reference. This paper will outline the design and capabilities of the AFTS Autonomous Requirements Tracker, which traces and logs SRS requirements as they are being met during real-time execution of the

  8. Autonomous sensor manager agents (ASMA)

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    Osadciw, Lisa A.

    2004-04-01

    Autonomous sensor manager agents are presented as an algorithm to perform sensor management within a multisensor fusion network. The design of the hybrid ant system/particle swarm agents is described in detail with some insight into their performance. Although the algorithm is designed for the general sensor management problem, a simulation example involving 2 radar systems is presented. Algorithmic parameters are determined by the size of the region covered by the sensor network, the number of sensors, and the number of parameters to be selected. With straight forward modifications, this algorithm can be adapted for most sensor management problems.

  9. Autonomously managed electrical power systems

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    Callis, Charles P.

    1986-01-01

    The electric power systems for future spacecraft such as the Space Station will necessarily be more sophisticated and will exhibit more nearly autonomous operation than earlier spacecraft. These new power systems will be more reliable and flexible than their predecessors offering greater utility to the users. Automation approaches implemented on various power system breadboards are investigated. These breadboards include the Hubble Space Telescope power system test bed, the Common Module Power Management and Distribution system breadboard, the Autonomusly Managed Power System (AMPS) breadboard, and the 20 kilohertz power system breadboard. Particular attention is given to the AMPS breadboard. Future plans for these breadboards including the employment of artificial intelligence techniques are addressed.

  10. Autonomous quality assurance and troubleshooting

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    DuPlain, Ronald F.; Radziwill, Nicole M.; Shelton, Amy L.

    2006-06-01

    To improve operational availability (the proportion of time that a telescope is able to accomplish what a visiting observer wants at the time the observation is scheduled), response time to faults must be minimized. One way this can be accomplished is by characterizing the relationships and interdependencies between components in a control system, developing algorithms to identify the root cause of a problem, and capturing expert knowledge of a system to simplify the process of troubleshooting. Results from a prototype development are explained, along with deployment issues. Implications for the future, such as effective knowledge representation and management, and learning processes which integrate autonomous and interactive components, are discussed.

  11. Artificial Intelligence in Autonomous Telescopes

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    Mahoney, William; Thanjavur, Karun

    2011-03-01

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is key to the natural evolution of today's automated telescopes to fully autonomous systems. Based on its rapid development over the past five decades, AI offers numerous, well-tested techniques for knowledge based decision making essential for real-time telescope monitoring and control, with minimal - and eventually no - human intervention. We present three applications of AI developed at CFHT for monitoring instantaneous sky conditions, assessing quality of imaging data, and a prototype for scheduling observations in real-time. Closely complementing the current remote operations at CFHT, we foresee further development of these methods and full integration in the near future.

  12. Topological entropy of autonomous flows

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    Badii, R. [Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland)

    1997-06-01

    When studying fluid dynamics, especially in a turbulent regime, it is crucial to estimate the number of active degrees of freedom or of localized structures in the system. The topological entropy quantifies the exponential growth of the number of `distinct` orbits in a dynamical system as a function of their length, in the infinite spatial resolution limit. Here, I illustrate a novel method for its evaluation, which extends beyond maps and is applicable to any system, including autonomous flows: these are characterized by lack of a definite absolute time scale for the orbit lengths. (author) 8 refs.

  13. BART: The Czech Autonomous Observatory

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    Nekola, Martin; Hudec, René; Jelínek, M.; Kubánek, P.; Štrobl, Jan; Polášek, Cyril

    2010-01-01

    Roč. 2010, Spec. Is. (2010), 103986/1-103986/5 ISSN 1687-7969. [Workshop on Robotic Autonomous Observatories. Málaga, 18.05.2009-21.05.2009] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA205/08/1207 Grant - others:ESA(XE) ESA-PECS project No. 98023; Spanish Ministry of Education and Science(ES) AP2003-1407 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10030501 Keywords : robotic telescope * BART * gamma ray bursts Subject RIV: BN - Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics, Astrophysics http://www.hindawi.com/journals/aa/2010/103986.html

  14. Las competencias del delegado de prevención

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    García Gómez, María del Henar

    2016-01-01

    Este trabajo fin de grado se centra en la figura del delegado de prevención. Se analiza sus competencias dentro de la empresa así como las garantías que tienen reconocidas para poder llevar a cabo sus actividades desde la autonomía e independencia que establece la Ley de Prevención de Riesgos Laborales. Se recalca en dicho trabajo, la importancia de la participación de los trabajadores en la seguridad y la salud dentro de las empresas, así como la implicación y colaboración, ne...

  15. Estudio de las Startups

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    Rodríguez Reina, Cristina

    2016-01-01

    Este trabajo trata de analizar las pautas a la hora de poner en marcha una startup. Se explica el método que hay que seguir (Lean Startup), se expone una breve biografía de su autor, se muestran las distintas fases por las que atraviesa, las formas de financiación, así como una serie de puntos que servirán de ayuda para adentrarse en este mundo tan novedoso y hasta entonces tan poco conocido, como es el de la startups. Dentro del ámbito de las startups, se explicará el tema ...

  16. Aborto en las adolescentes

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    Cedeño Donet, Marisel; García García, María T; Jímenez Mendeliú, Irene M

    2000-01-01

    Se realizó un estudio descriptivo y transversal sobre el comportamiento del aborto en la población adolescente del territorio occidental de la provincia de Camagüey, desde enero de 1997 hasta agosto de 1998. Se encontró que el 26, 2 % de las jóvenes se realizó un aborto, las regulaciones menstruales fueron el 47, 6 %, el 25 % de las sepsis posinterrupción correspondió a las adolescentes. Más de la cuarta parte de los abortos realizados en la Provincia corresponde a las menores de 20 años. Cas...

  17. Las versiones homericas Las versiones homericas

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    Jorge Luis Borges

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Ningún problema tan consustancial con las letras con su modesto misterio como el que propone una traducción. Un olvido animal por la vanidad, el tenor de confesar procesos mentales que adivinamos peligrosamente comunes, el conato de mantener intacta y central una reserve incalculable de sombre, velan las tales escrituras directas. La traducciOn, en cambio, parece destinada a ilustrar la discusión estitica. El modelo propuesto a su imitaciOn es un texto visible, no un labirint° inestimable de proyectos preteritos o la acatada tentaciOn momentanea de una facilidad. Bertrand Russell define un objeto extern( como un sistema circular, irradiante, de impresiones posibles; lo mismo puede aseverarse de un texto, dadas las repercusiones incalculables de lo verbal. Un parcial y precioso documento de las vicisitudes que sufre queda en sus traducciones.

  18. Uranium potentiometer determination in inactive atmosphere with ferric sulfate

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    Fernandez Cellini, R.; Alonso Lopez, J.

    1956-01-01

    Potenciometric titration of Uranium with (SO 4 ) 3 Fe 2 , using Cd as reducing agent has been studied; acidity and sensibility of this reaction are fixed. This method yields good results for uranite group, removing previously phosphate by ion exchange with Amberlite IR-120. (Author)

  19. Las lenguas en las sociedades del conocimiento

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    Álvarez, J. Francisco

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Languages become a strategic resource for information and knowledge societies. By expressing and sharing knowledge by means of languages, every culture generates deposits of knowledge, which can be transferred and exchanged among different epistemic communities. The contemporary technologies of information and communication have changed the structure of knowledge flows. Globalization of knowledge poses a great challenge to every language, including the Spanish one. In order to survive in the digital world, they should develop technolanguages. The lemma “Thinking in Spanish” implies a new model of governance for the Ibero-American knowledge communities.En las sociedades de la información y el conocimiento las lenguas se convierten en un recurso estratégico. Al expresar y compartir conocimiento por medio de los idiomas, las culturas generan yacimientos de conocimiento, que pueden ser transferidos e intercambiados entre comunidades epistémicas diferentes. Las actuales tecnologías de la información y la comunicación han cambiado la estructura de los flujos de conocimiento. La globalización del conocimiento plantea un gran desafío a todas las lenguas, incluyendo la española. Para sobrevivir en el mundo digital, los lenguajes han de convertirse en tecnolenguajes. El lema “Pensar en español” aporta un nuevo modelo de gobernanza para las comunidades iberoamericanas del conocimiento.

  20. en las iniciativas de Paz que construyen las bases desde lo local

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    Esperanza Hernández Delgado

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo destaca, desde los hallazgos de la investigación para la paz, los significados y alcances propios que comunidades indígenas, negras y campesinas, han dado a la paz y la no violencia en Colombia. Estas comunidades, no conocían la propuesta pacifista de Gandhi, Matin Luther King o Mandela, y sin embargo, desde sus necesidades y procesos propios, han generado, apropiado y jalonado, en forma perfectible, iniciativas de paz desde la base, en las que la paz ha sido concebida como defensa de la vida, resistencia civil al conflicto armado, protección de la autonomía y autodeterminación de las comunidades frente a los actores armados, participación política, desarrollo desde las bases, profundización de la democracia y defensa de la cultura, entre otras. En igual forma, estas comunidades han demostrado que Colombia también es escenario de paz y que esta no sólo se construye desde el Estado y los actores armados, sino desde las bases, que se organizan sin recurrir a las armas, en escenarios locales, para darle significados propios.

  1. Las conversaciones en las organizaciones: reto investigativo ante la evidencia de los paradigmas presentes

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    Vélez Jiménez, Luz Marina; Ruiz Roldán, Carlos Iván; Zuleta Ruiz, Claudia Mónica

    2012-01-01

    El lenguaje es invención y constitución de realidad; las organizaciones, como cualquierotro fenómeno social solo existen porque ocupan un lugar en el lenguaje. Lasorganizaciones están conformadas por personas, van más allá de ser un conjunto deroles institucionalizados; se constituyen en espacios simbólicos comunes, creandonuevos significados. Conversar implica un ejercicio de autonomía, autocontrol, autoridad,autoestima y autodisciplina; es decir, un ejercicio autodidacto. En ese sentido, la...

  2. Autonomous Lawnmower using FPGA implementation.

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    Ahmad, Nabihah; Lokman, Nabill bin; Helmy Abd Wahab, Mohd

    2016-11-01

    Nowadays, there are various types of robot have been invented for multiple purposes. The robots have the special characteristic that surpass the human ability and could operate in extreme environment which human cannot endure. In this paper, an autonomous robot is built to imitate the characteristic of a human cutting grass. A Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) is used to control the movements where all data and information would be processed. Very High Speed Integrated Circuit (VHSIC) Hardware Description Language (VHDL) is used to describe the hardware using Quartus II software. This robot has the ability of avoiding obstacle using ultrasonic sensor. This robot used two DC motors for its movement. It could include moving forward, backward, and turning left and right. The movement or the path of the automatic lawn mower is based on a path planning technique. Four Global Positioning System (GPS) plot are set to create a boundary. This to ensure that the lawn mower operates within the area given by user. Every action of the lawn mower is controlled by the FPGA DE' Board Cyclone II with the help of the sensor. Furthermore, Sketch Up software was used to design the structure of the lawn mower. The autonomous lawn mower was able to operate efficiently and smoothly return to coordinated paths after passing the obstacle. It uses 25% of total pins available on the board and 31% of total Digital Signal Processing (DSP) blocks.

  3. Structured control for autonomous robots

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    Simmons, R.G.

    1994-01-01

    To operate in rich, dynamic environments, autonomous robots must be able to effectively utilize and coordinate their limited physical and occupational resources. As complexity increases, it becomes necessary to impose explicit constraints on the control of planning, perception, and action to ensure that unwanted interactions between behaviors do not occur. This paper advocates developing complex robot systems by layering reactive behaviors onto deliberative components. In this structured control approach, the deliberative components handle normal situations and the reactive behaviors, which are explicitly constrained as to when and how they are activated, handle exceptional situations. The Task Control Architecture (TCA) has been developed to support this approach. TCA provides an integrated set of control constructs useful for implementing deliberative and reactive behaviors. The control constructs facilitate modular and evolutionary system development: they are used to integrate and coordinate planning, perception, and execution, and to incrementally improve the efficiency and robustness of the robot systems. To date, TCA has been used in implementing a half-dozen mobile robot systems, including an autonomous six-legged rover and indoor mobile manipulator

  4. La Autonomía del Médico

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    Efraim Otero Ruiz

    1995-08-01

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    (Ponencia presentada en el Foro Nacional del Consejo Superior de Instituciones Médicas, Cartagena, Abril 3, 1995.

    Cuandoquiera que, en foros recientes, hemos tratado de plantear este candente tema, la primera pregunta que surge, casi al unísono, es: ¿Cuál autonomía? Porque, sin tratar de ser irónicos ni insidiosos, se aprecia que en esta finalización del siglo XX ese concepto de autonomía, que pareció florecer desde Hipócrates y mantenerse durante más de 2.000 años, parece venir languideciendo gracias a las innumerables restricciones, éticas, sociales, informáticas, gubernamentales, tecnológicas y gremiales al ejercicio de la profesión, lo mismo que a la injerencia cada vez mayor de las corporaciones económicas del mundo en las decisiones que se toman con respecto a la salud de los individuos o de las comunidades.

    De entrada, al analizar el tema, debemos definir qué es autonomía. Aunque todos la entendemos comouna especie de facultad omnímoda de hacer lo que queramos, sin restricción alguna, lo que en lenguaje jurídico se conoce como “autodeterminación”, a la luz de la ética médica se define como la capacidad de comprender la situación propia y de perseguir objetivos personales sin estar dominado por coacciones. Ese principio, sostienen Beauchamp y McCullough O, alude a que se tiene soberanía sobre la propia vida; una soberanía que protege la intimidad y también los derechos de controlar lo que suceda a cada persona y a sus bienes. En otras palabras, la soberanía de una persona limita la esfera en que los demás pueden legítimamente entrometerse. Y, como corolario, los derechos de soberanía individual protegen la libertad del individuo para elegir sus mejores intereses.

    Los eticistas, sin embargo, insisten mucho en que a la autonomía del médico debe equipararse, también, la autonomía del paciente. En el acto médico, dicen ellos, se trata de dos partes en que

  5. Perspectiva bioética. Acerca de la capacidad y el ejercicio de la autonomía de la voluntad de los enfermos de Alzheimer

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    Joanna Pereira Pérez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A partir de la transdisciplinariedad a la que obliga el tema desde una perspectiva bioética, se analizan las condiciones que deben caracterizar el ejercicio de la autonomía de un enfermo de Alzheimer en estadios leves de la enfermedad, cuando ésta se ejercita en previsión de su propia y futura incapacidad, para así proteger su persona y sus bienes. Se vinculan la autonomía de la voluntad con la libertad, las características de esta enfermedad, la capacidad de las personas y su necesaria relación con la competencia. De tal forma que la bioética sea el puente necesario entre la enfermedad de Alzheimer y el ejercicio válido de la autonomía de la v oluntad de esto enfermos.

  6. An autonomous weeding robot for organic farming

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    Bakker, T.; Asselt, van C.J.; Bontsema, J.; Müller, J.; Straten, van G.

    2006-01-01

    The objective of this research is the replacement of hand weeding in organic farming by a device working autonomously at ¯eld level. The autonomous weeding robot was designed using a structured design approach, giving a good overview of the total design. A vehicle was developed with a diesel engine,

  7. Autonomous Control of Space Reactor Systems

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    Belle R. Upadhyaya; K. Zhao; S.R.P. Perillo; Xiaojia Xu; M.G. Na

    2007-01-01

    Autonomous and semi-autonomous control is a key element of space reactor design in order to meet the mission requirements of safety, reliability, survivability, and life expectancy. Interrestrial nuclear power plants, human operators are available to perform intelligent control functions that are necessary for both normal and abnormal operational conditions

  8. Overfeeding, autonomic regulation and metabolic consequences.

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    Scheurink, A.J.W.; Balkan, B; Strubbe, J.H.; van Dijk, G.; Steffens, A.B

    The autonomic nervous system plays an important role in the regulation of body processes in health and disease. Overfeeding and obesity (a disproportional increase of the fat mass of the body) are often accompanied by alterations in both sympathetic and parasympathetic autonomic functions. The

  9. Technologies for highly miniaturized autonomous sensor networks

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    Baert, K.; Gyselinckx, B.; Torfs, T.; Leonov, V.; Yazicioglu, F.; Brebels, S.; Donnay, S.; Vanfleteren, J.; Beyne, E.; Hoof, C. van

    2006-01-01

    Recent results of the autonomous sensor research program HUMAN++ will be summarized in this paper. The research program aims to achieve highly miniaturized and (nearly) autonomous sensor systems that assist our health and comfort. Although the application examples are dedicated to human

  10. Cooperative Control of Multiple Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles

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    2005-06-03

    I I Final Report 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE 5. FUNDING NUMBERS Cooperative Control of Multiple Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles F49620-01-1-0337 6. AUTHOR(S... Autonomous Vehicles Final Report Kendall E. Nygard Department of Computer Science and Operations Research North Dakota State University Fargo, ND 58105-5164

  11. 3-D Vision Techniques for Autonomous Vehicles

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    1988-08-01

    TITLE (Include Security Classification) W 3-D Vision Techniques for Autonomous Vehicles 12 PERSONAL AUTHOR(S) Martial Hebert, Takeo Kanade, inso Kweoni... Autonomous Vehicles Martial Hebert, Takeo Kanade, Inso Kweon CMU-RI-TR-88-12 The Robotics Institute Carnegie Mellon University Acession For Pittsburgh

  12. Autonomy Level Specification for Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles

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    2003-09-01

    Autonomy Level Specification for Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles : Interim Progress Report Hui-Min Huang, Elena Messina, James Albus...Level Specification for Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles : Interim Progress Report 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6

  13. Intelligent autonomous systems 12. Vol. 2. Proceedings

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    Lee, Sukhan [Sungkyunkwan Univ., Gyeonggi-Do (Korea, Republic of). College of Information and Communication Engineering; Yoon, Kwang-Joon [Konkuk Univ., Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Cho, Hyungsuck [Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, Daegu (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Jangmyung (eds.) [Pusan National Univ. (Korea, Republic of). Dept. of Electronics Engineering

    2013-02-01

    Recent research in Intelligent and Autonomous Systems. Volume 2 of the proceedings of the 12th International Conference IAS-12, held June 26-29, 2012, jeju Island, Korea. Written by leading experts in the field. Intelligent autonomous systems are emerged as a key enabler for the creation of a new paradigm of services to humankind, as seen by the recent advancement of autonomous cars licensed for driving in our streets, of unmanned aerial and underwater vehicles carrying out hazardous tasks on-site, and of space robots engaged in scientific as well as operational missions, to list only a few. This book aims at serving the researchers and practitioners in related fields with a timely dissemination of the recent progress on intelligent autonomous systems, based on a collection of papers presented at the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems, held in Jeju, Korea, June 26-29, 2012. With the theme of ''Intelligence and Autonomy for the Service to Humankind, the conference has covered such diverse areas as autonomous ground, aerial, and underwater vehicles, intelligent transportation systems, personal/domestic service robots, professional service robots for surgery/rehabilitation, rescue/security and space applications, and intelligent autonomous systems for manufacturing and healthcare. This volume 2 includes contributions devoted to Service Robotics and Human-Robot Interaction and Autonomous Multi-Agent Systems and Life Engineering.

  14. Safe and Autonomous Drones for Urban Flight

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    Krishnakumar, Kalmanje

    2016-01-01

    Autonomous vehicles are no longer futuristic technology; in fact, there are already cars with self-driving features on the road. Over the next five years, the connected vehicles will disrupt the entire automotive and UAS ecosystems. The industry will undergo fundamental change as semi-autonomous driving and flying emerges, followed by an eventual shift to full autonomy.

  15. Autonomous Control of Space Reactor Systems

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    Belle R. Upadhyaya; K. Zhao; S.R.P. Perillo; Xiaojia Xu; M.G. Na

    2007-11-30

    Autonomous and semi-autonomous control is a key element of space reactor design in order to meet the mission requirements of safety, reliability, survivability, and life expectancy. Interrestrial nuclear power plants, human operators are avilable to perform intelligent control functions that are necessary for both normal and abnormal operational conditions.

  16. ROV90 - A prototype autonomous inspection vehicle

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    Roedseth, Oe.J.; Hallset, J.O.

    1991-04-01

    Simple autonomous inspection vehicles are suitable for operations where the cost, danger to humans, or area of operation prohibits the use of conventional underwater technology. Autonomous vehicles are, however, in their infancy and few such vehicles are available. There are still some problems to be overcome before this technology becomes useful in commercial applications. We have built ROV90 to investigate these problems. It is a test bed for experimenting with the different parts of an autonomous underwater vehicle. ROV90 will be able to autonomously follow prominent features in the real world, man made or natural. Examples are pipelines or walls in tunnels. ROV90 is tethered, but we are planning to use experience and results from ROV90 to develop av ''real'' autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) called PISCIS. 11 refs., 8 figs.

  17. Current challenges in autonomous driving

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    Barabás, I.; Todoruţ, A.; Cordoş, N.; Molea, A.

    2017-10-01

    Nowadays the automotive industry makes a quantum shift to a future, where the driver will have smaller and smaller role in driving his or her vehicle ending up being totally excluded. In this paper, we have investigated the different levels of driving automatization, the prospective effects of these new technologies on the environment and traffic safety, the importance of regulations and their current state, the moral aspects of introducing these technologies and the possible scenarios of deploying the autonomous vehicles. We have found that the self-driving technologies are facing many challenges: a) They must make decisions faster in very diverse conditions which can include many moral dilemmas as well; b) They have an important potential in reducing the environmental pollution by optimizing their routes, driving styles by communicating with other vehicles, infrastructures and their environment; c) There is a considerable gap between the self-drive technology level and the current regulations; fortunately, this gap shows a continuously decreasing trend; d) In case of many types of imminent accidents management there are many concerns about the ability of making the right decision. Considering that this field has an extraordinary speed of development, our study is up to date at the submission deadline. Self-driving technologies become increasingly sophisticated and technically accessible, and in some cases, they can be deployed for commercial vehicles as well. According to the current stage of research and development, it is still unclear how the self-driving technologies will be able to handle extreme and unexpected events including their moral aspects. Since most of the traffic accidents are caused by human error or omission, it is expected that the emergence of the autonomous technologies will reduce these accidents in their number and gravity, but the very few currently available test results have not been able to scientifically underpin this issue yet. The

  18. Las ondas en las universidades o las universidades en las ondas

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    Verónica Marín Díaz

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available En las aulas y pasillos de las universidades vuelven a sonar las ondas hercianas que raen una variedad de programas a la anodina vida de la comunidad universitaria, inmersa en la implantación de títulos de Grado, nuevos programas de doctorado, legislación universitaria variable y un largo etcétera que afecta al devenir de la vida en el ámbito de la educación superior.

  19. Las incubadoras de las empresas de Quebec

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    Bernardo Parra Restrepo

    1993-01-01

    Full Text Available Este articulo contiene información de las incubadoras de empresas especialmente aquellas encontradas en Quebec. A través de los 80's, el concepto de incubadoras de empresas fue introducido en América por expertos en el desarrollo económico. Sus metas fueron el estudio de los efectos del desempleo resultante de la quiebra de plantas industriales o del uso del proceso de producción automático por parte de las grandes compañías. Además se esperaba crear empleo para los inmigrantes. El campo más prometedor de estas experiencias se encuentra en el desarrollo de alta tecnología industrial, especialmente en electrónica, microprocesadores y software para sistemas de computación. Esta área también cubre las industrias innovadoras.

  20. Autonomic Function in Neurodegenerative Diseases

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    Sørensen, Gertrud Laura; Jennum, Poul Jørgen

    2013-01-01

    areas, which is consistent with the Braak hypothesis. In the narcolepsy patients, it was shown that a reduced HRR to arousals was primarily predicted by hypocretin deficiency in both rapid-eye-movement (REM) and non-REM sleep, independent of cataplexy and other factors. The results confirm...... that hypocretin deficiency affects the autonomic nervous system of patients with narcolepsy and that the hypocretin system is important for proper heart rate modulation at rest.Furthermore, it was shown that hypocretin deficiency and cataplexy are associated with signs of destabilized sleep-wake and REM sleep...... control, indicating that the disorder may serve as a human model for the sleep-wake and REM sleep flip-flop switches. The increased frequency of transitions may cause increased sympathetic activity during sleep and thereby increased heart rate, or the increased heart rate could be caused by decreased...

  1. Autonomous navigation system and method

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    Bruemmer, David J [Idaho Falls, ID; Few, Douglas A [Idaho Falls, ID

    2009-09-08

    A robot platform includes perceptors, locomotors, and a system controller, which executes instructions for autonomously navigating a robot. The instructions repeat, on each iteration through an event timing loop, the acts of defining an event horizon based on the robot's current velocity, detecting a range to obstacles around the robot, testing for an event horizon intrusion by determining if any range to the obstacles is within the event horizon, and adjusting rotational and translational velocity of the robot accordingly. If the event horizon intrusion occurs, rotational velocity is modified by a proportion of the current rotational velocity reduced by a proportion of the range to the nearest obstacle and translational velocity is modified by a proportion of the range to the nearest obstacle. If no event horizon intrusion occurs, translational velocity is set as a ratio of a speed factor relative to a maximum speed.

  2. Design of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

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    Tadahiro Hyakudome

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available There are concerns about the impact that global warming will have on our environment, and which will inevitably result in expanding deserts and rising water levels. While a lot of underwater vehicles are utilized, AUVs (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle were considered and chosen, as the most suitable tool for conduction survey concerning these global environmental problems. AUVs can comprehensive survey because the vehicle does not have to be connected to the support vessel by tether cable. When such underwater vehicles are made, it is necessary to consider about the following things. 1 Seawater and Water Pressure Environment, 2 Sink, 3 There are no Gas or Battery Charge Stations, 4 Global Positioning System cannot use, 5 Radio waves cannot use. In the paper, outline of above and how deal about it are explained.

  3. Wireless autonomous device data transmission

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    Sammel, Jr., David W. (Inventor); Cain, James T. (Inventor); Mickle, Marlin H. (Inventor); Mi, Minhong (Inventor)

    2013-01-01

    A method of communicating information from a wireless autonomous device (WAD) to a base station. The WAD has a data element having a predetermined profile having a total number of sequenced possible data element combinations. The method includes receiving at the WAD an RF profile transmitted by the base station that includes a triggering portion having a number of pulses, wherein the number is at least equal to the total number of possible data element combinations. The method further includes keeping a count of received pulses and wirelessly transmitting a piece of data, preferably one bit, to the base station when the count reaches a value equal to the stored data element's particular number in the sequence. Finally, the method includes receiving the piece of data at the base station and using the receipt thereof to determine which of the possible data element combinations the stored data element is.

  4. Autonomous Infrastructure for Observatory Operations

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    Seaman, R.

    This is an era of rapid change from ancient human-mediated modes of astronomical practice to a vision of ever larger time domain surveys, ever bigger "big data", to increasing numbers of robotic telescopes and astronomical automation on every mountaintop. Over the past decades, facets of a new autonomous astronomical toolkit have been prototyped and deployed in support of numerous space missions. Remote and queue observing modes have gained significant market share on the ground. Archives and data-mining are becoming ubiquitous; astroinformatic techniques and virtual observatory standards and protocols are areas of active development. Astronomers and engineers, planetary and solar scientists, and researchers from communities as diverse as particle physics and exobiology are collaborating on a vast range of "multi-messenger" science. What then is missing?

  5. Digital autonomous terminal access communications

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    Novacki, S.

    1987-01-01

    A significant problem for the Bus Monitor Unit is to identify the source of a given transmission. This problem arises from the fact that the label which identifies the source of the transmission as it is put into the bus is intercepted by the Digital Autonomous Terminal Access Communications (DATAC) terminal and removed from the transmission. Thus, a given subsystem will see only data associated with a label and never the identifying label itself. The Bus Monitor must identify the source of the transmission so as to be able to provide some type of error identification/location in the event that some problem with the data transmission occurs. Steps taken to alleviate this problem by modifications to the DATAC terminal are discussed.

  6. Full autonomous microline trace robot

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    Yi, Deer; Lu, Si; Yan, Yingbai; Jin, Guofan

    2000-10-01

    Optoelectric inspection may find applications in robotic system. In micro robotic system, smaller optoelectric inspection system is preferred. However, as miniaturizing the size of the robot, the number of the optoelectric detector becomes lack. And lack of the information makes the micro robot difficult to acquire its status. In our lab, a micro line trace robot has been designed, which autonomous acts based on its optoelectric detection. It has been programmed to follow a black line printed on the white colored ground. Besides the optoelectric inspection, logical algorithm in the microprocessor is also important. In this paper, we propose a simply logical algorithm to realize robot's intelligence. The robot's intelligence is based on a AT89C2051 microcontroller which controls its movement. The technical details of the micro robot are as follow: dimension: 30mm*25mm*35*mm; velocity: 60mm/s.

  7. Las serpientes en colombia

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    Daniel, H.

    2012-01-01

    El estudio de las serpientes en Colombia no deja de tener su particular interés; existe una inmensa variedad de especies que se escalonan desde los valles ardientes hasta alturas relativamente considerables; en estos últimos puntos disminuye notablemente la variedad de formas y de modo especial las especies provistas de veneno. Hacer una distinción entre las especies venenosas y las inofensivas, resulta un tanto difícil; en algunos textos se dan unas cuántas reglas, pero la mayor parte d...

  8. Current challenges in autonomous vehicle development

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    Connelly, J.; Hong, W. S.; Mahoney, R. B., Jr.; Sparrow, D. A.

    2006-05-01

    The field of autonomous vehicles is a rapidly growing one, with significant interest from both government and industry sectors. Autonomous vehicles represent the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, combining decision-making with real-time control. Autonomous vehicles are desired for use in search and rescue, urban reconnaissance, mine detonation, supply convoys, and more. The general adage is to use robots for anything dull, dirty, dangerous or dumb. While a great deal of research has been done on autonomous systems, there are only a handful of fielded examples incorporating machine autonomy beyond the level of teleoperation, especially in outdoor/complex environments. In an attempt to assess and understand the current state of the art in autonomous vehicle development, a few areas where unsolved problems remain became clear. This paper outlines those areas and provides suggestions for the focus of science and technology research. The first step in evaluating the current state of autonomous vehicle development was to develop a definition of autonomy. A number of autonomy level classification systems were reviewed. The resulting working definitions and classification schemes used by the authors are summarized in the opening sections of the paper. The remainder of the report discusses current approaches and challenges in decision-making and real-time control for autonomous vehicles. Suggested research focus areas for near-, mid-, and long-term development are also presented.

  9. Las ruinas y las sombras de Manderley

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    Donapetry Camacho, María

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available The ruins and the shadows of Manderley explores possible reciprocal interpretative relations between Daphne du Maurier’s novel Rebecca and Alfred Hitchcock’s cinematic version. Some of the relevant aspects considered here are: the treatment of the Derridean “ruins of memory” within the novel and within Hitchcock himself, the differentiation and the confrontation of the protagonist as outsider vis á vis the world of Manderley’s insiders, the iconic and symbolic values of the literary text and its filmic visualization, and the ethical positions implied by the choice or rejection of certain narrative devices in both works.

    Las ruinas y las sombras de Manderley aborda posibles relaciones interpretativas recíprocas entre la novela de Daphne du Maurier Rebecca y la película homónima de Alfred Hitchcock. Algunos de los aspectos que se consideran relevantes en este estudio son: el tratamiento de las “ruinas de la memoria” derridianas dentro de la novela y del propio Hitchcock, la diferenciación y el enfrentamiento de la protagonista “externa” con el mundo de los “internos” de Manderley, los valores icónicos y simbólicos del texto literario y de la visualización fílmica, y las posiciones éticas que implican la elección o el rechazo de ciertos recursos narrativos en ambas obras.

  10. Relación de las publicaciones periódicas de los Centros que integran la CECEL

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    de Salazar y Acha, Eduardo

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available A list of magazines published by the centres of the CECEL arranged according to Autonomous Communities and Provinces. Data related to their ISSNs, their periodicity or the dates of the launching of each magazine are given too.Se relacionan las revistas editadas por los Centros de la CECEL ordenadas por autonomías y provincias. Se suministran los datos de sus ISSN’s, Periodicidad y fecha de inicio de cada publicación.

  11. Haciendo resonar las voces

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    Tufte, Thomas; Corrigan, Arran; Ekstrøm, Ylva

    2011-01-01

    sexualidad protegida y el VIH/SIDA”. FEMINA persigue sus objetivos por medio de la producción de dos de las revistas de mayor circulación en Tanzania: SiMchezo! y Fema, apuntando a la juventud rural y urbana mediante una estrategia de intervención comunicacional multimedia y participativa. Las dos revistas...

  12. PHM Enabled Autonomous Propellant Loading Operations

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    Walker, Mark; Figueroa, Fernando

    2017-01-01

    The utility of Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) software capability applied to Autonomous Operations (AO) remains an active research area within aerospace applications. The ability to gain insight into which assets and subsystems are functioning properly, along with the derivation of confident predictions concerning future ability, reliability, and availability, are important enablers for making sound mission planning decisions. When coupled with software that fully supports mission planning and execution, an integrated solution can be developed that leverages state assessment and estimation for the purposes of delivering autonomous operations. The authors have been applying this integrated, model-based approach to the autonomous loading of cryogenic spacecraft propellants at Kennedy Space Center.

  13. Autonomic symptoms in idiopathic REM behavior disorder

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    Ferini-Strambi, Luigi; Oertel, Wolfgang; Dauvilliers, Yves

    2014-01-01

    Patients with idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder (iRBD) are at very high risk of developing neurodegenerative synucleinopathies, which are disorders with prominent autonomic dysfunction. Several studies have documented autonomic dysfunction in iRBD, but large-scale assessment of autonomic...... symptoms has never been systematically performed. Patients with polysomnography-confirmed iRBD (318 cases) and controls (137 healthy volunteers and 181 sleep center controls with sleep diagnoses other than RBD) were recruited from 13 neurological centers in 10 countries from 2008 to 2011. A validated scale...

  14. Autonomic Dysfunction in Patients with Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Disease

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    Jensen-Dahm, Christina; Waldemar, Gunhild; Staehelin Jensen, Troels

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Autonomic function has received little attention in Alzheimer's disease (AD). AD pathology has an impact on brain regions which are important for central autonomic control, but it is unclear if AD is associated with disturbance of autonomic function. OBJECTIVE: To investigate autonomic...

  15. Autonomous Operations Design Guidelines for Flight Hardware

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — SSC experimentally modified an autonomous operations flexible system suite developed for a ground application for a flight system under development by JSC. The...

  16. Interpersonal communication and issues for autonomous vehicles.

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    2017-06-01

    Interpersonal roadway communication is a vital component of the transportation system. Road users communicate to coordinate movement and increase roadway safety. Future autonomous vehicle research needs to account for the role of interpersonal roadwa...

  17. Autonomous Task Primitives for Complex Manipulation Operations

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The goal of this research effort is to enable robots to autonomously perform the complex manipulation tasks that are necessary to maintain a spacecraft. Robots, like...

  18. Adaptively detecting changes in Autonomic Grid Computing

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    Zhang, Xiangliang; Germain, Cé cile; Sebag, Michè le

    2010-01-01

    Detecting the changes is the common issue in many application fields due to the non-stationary distribution of the applicative data, e.g., sensor network signals, web logs and gridrunning logs. Toward Autonomic Grid Computing, adaptively detecting

  19. Autonomous Operations System: Development and Application

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    Toro Medina, Jaime A.; Wilkins, Kim N.; Walker, Mark; Stahl, Gerald M.

    2016-01-01

    Autonomous control systems provides the ability of self-governance beyond the conventional control system. As the complexity of mechanical and electrical systems increases, there develops a natural drive for developing robust control systems to manage complicated operations. By closing the bridge between conventional automated systems to knowledge based self-awareness systems, nominal control of operations can evolve into relying on safe critical mitigation processes to support any off-nominal behavior. Current research and development efforts lead by the Autonomous Propellant Loading (APL) group at NASA Kennedy Space Center aims to improve cryogenic propellant transfer operations by developing an automated control and health monitoring system. As an integrated systems, the center aims to produce an Autonomous Operations System (AOS) capable of integrating health management operations with automated control to produce a fully autonomous system.

  20. A Primer on Autonomous Aerial Vehicle Design.

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    Coppejans, Hugo H G; Myburgh, Herman C

    2015-12-02

    There is a large amount of research currently being done on autonomous micro-aerial vehicles (MAV), such as quadrotor helicopters or quadcopters. The ability to create a working autonomous MAV depends mainly on integrating a simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) solution with the rest of the system. This paper provides an introduction for creating an autonomous MAV for enclosed environments, aimed at students and professionals alike. The standard autonomous system and MAV automation are discussed, while we focus on the core concepts of SLAM systems and trajectory planning algorithms. The advantages and disadvantages of using remote processing are evaluated, and recommendations are made regarding the viability of on-board processing. Recommendations are made regarding best practices to serve as a guideline for aspirant MAV designers.

  1. Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System (CAPS), Phase I

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Recent efforts led by the PI of this proposal have studied the benefits of a satellite navigation technique known as Linked Autonomous Interplanetary Satellite Orbit...

  2. Computer vision for an autonomous mobile robot

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    Withey, Daniel J

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Computer vision systems are essential for practical, autonomous, mobile robots – machines that employ artificial intelligence and control their own motion within an environment. As with biological systems, computer vision systems include the vision...

  3. Eye Accommodation, Personality, and Autonomic Balance.

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    1979-11-01

    associated with central nervous system action, "transient catecnolamine ( dopamine and norepinephrine) action followed by a cholinergic rebound together with...parallels of psycnopatny: A psychophysiological model relating autonomic imbalance to hyperactivity, psychopathy, and autism . Advnces in Cild

  4. Data Provisioning Systems for Autonomous Vehicles

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    Varaiya, Pravin

    1999-01-01

    This project is part of a portfolio comprising four other projects to investigate the possibility of operating a collection of intelligent autonomous agents so that the collection can undertakes complex missions...

  5. A Primer on Autonomous Aerial Vehicle Design

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    Hugo H. G. Coppejans

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available There is a large amount of research currently being done on autonomous micro-aerial vehicles (MAV, such as quadrotor helicopters or quadcopters. The ability to create a working autonomous MAV depends mainly on integrating a simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM solution with the rest of the system. This paper provides an introduction for creating an autonomous MAV for enclosed environments, aimed at students and professionals alike. The standard autonomous system and MAV automation are discussed, while we focus on the core concepts of SLAM systems and trajectory planning algorithms. The advantages and disadvantages of using remote processing are evaluated, and recommendations are made regarding the viability of on-board processing. Recommendations are made regarding best practices to serve as a guideline for aspirant MAV designers.

  6. Layered Safe Motion Planning for Autonomous Vehicles.

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    1995-09-01

    The major problem addressed by this research is how to plan a safe motion for autonomous vehicles in a two dimensional, rectilinear world. With given start and goal configurations, the planner performs motion planning which

  7. Tracked robot controllers for climbing obstacles autonomously

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    Vincent, Isabelle

    2009-05-01

    Research in mobile robot navigation has demonstrated some success in navigating flat indoor environments while avoiding obstacles. However, the challenge of analyzing complex environments to climb obstacles autonomously has had very little success due to the complexity of the task. Unmanned ground vehicles currently exhibit simple autonomous behaviours compared to the human ability to move in the world. This paper presents the control algorithms designed for a tracked mobile robot to autonomously climb obstacles by varying its tracks configuration. Two control algorithms are proposed to solve the autonomous locomotion problem for climbing obstacles. First, a reactive controller evaluates the appropriate geometric configuration based on terrain and vehicle geometric considerations. Then, a reinforcement learning algorithm finds alternative solutions when the reactive controller gets stuck while climbing an obstacle. The methodology combines reactivity to learning. The controllers have been demonstrated in box and stair climbing simulations. The experiments illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach for crossing obstacles.

  8. Framework for Autonomous Optimization, Phase I

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Phoenix Integration and MIT propose to create a novel autonomous optimization tool and application programming interface (API). The API will demonstrate the ability...

  9. Advisory and autonomous cooperative driving systems

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    Broek, T.H.A. van den; Ploeg, J.; Netten, B.D.

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, the traffic efficiency of an advisory cooperative driving system, Advisory Acceleration Control is examined and compared to the efficiency of an autonomous cooperative driving system, Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control. The algorithms and implementation thereof are explained. The

  10. The Cardiovascular Autonomic Nervous System and Anaesthesia

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    system that continues to sustain and control our vital organ systems. .... vagal tone and increased sympathetic outflow to the sinus node due to the fall in blood pressure) ... intraoperative autonomic balance of a particular patient population.

  11. Adaptive Sampling in Autonomous Marine Sensor Networks

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    Eickstedt, Donald P

    2006-01-01

    ... oceanographic network scenario. This architecture has three major components, an intelligent, logical sensor that provides high-level environmental state information to a behavior-based autonomous vehicle control system, a new...

  12. Future Autonomous and Automated Systems Testbed

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Trust is the greatest obstacle to implementing greater autonomy and automation (A&A) in the human spaceflight program. The Future Autonomous and Automated...

  13. Autonomous Training for Long-Term Spaceflight

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This project will develop the autonomous capability to intelligently select/generate practice scenarios in order to provide individually targeted crew training when...

  14. en las relaciones entrenadas

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    Camilo Hurtado P.

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio exploró los efectos en la adquisición y transferencia de discriminaciones condicionales debidos a las diferentes combinaciones de relaciones entrenadas (identidad-diferencia-semejanza en una tarea de igualación a la muestra de segundo orden. De manera complementaria, fueron además dispuestas en la tarea las características que en estudios relacionados habían sido reportadas como facilitadoras de ejecuciones efectivas, a saber: el uso de instrucciones inespecíficas, arreglos de estímulo de tres formas y dos colores y el entrenamiento concurrente de las relaciones. Ocho sujetos fueron distribuidos en cuatro grupos que variaron en la combinación de relaciones a entrenar. Los resultados mostraron que gran parte de los sujetos cumplieron con el criterio de efectividad en entrenamiento y en transferencia extramodal y extrarrelacional, siendo la relación de identidad la relación en la cual se presentaron ejecuciones perfectas, al margen de si ésta había sido entrenada o no. Se discuten los resultados en términos de velocidad de ajuste a las relaciones y de las configuraciones de la tarea que facilitaron mejores desempeños. Se proponen, además, posibles investigaciones que superen las limitaciones metodológicas encontradas en este estudio y que exploren posibles interacciones de las variables manipuladas con otras variables de interés.

  15. Improved autonomous star identification algorithm

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    Luo Li-Yan; Xu Lu-Ping; Zhang Hua; Sun Jing-Rong

    2015-01-01

    The log–polar transform (LPT) is introduced into the star identification because of its rotation invariance. An improved autonomous star identification algorithm is proposed in this paper to avoid the circular shift of the feature vector and to reduce the time consumed in the star identification algorithm using LPT. In the proposed algorithm, the star pattern of the same navigation star remains unchanged when the stellar image is rotated, which makes it able to reduce the star identification time. The logarithmic values of the plane distances between the navigation and its neighbor stars are adopted to structure the feature vector of the navigation star, which enhances the robustness of star identification. In addition, some efforts are made to make it able to find the identification result with fewer comparisons, instead of searching the whole feature database. The simulation results demonstrate that the proposed algorithm can effectively accelerate the star identification. Moreover, the recognition rate and robustness by the proposed algorithm are better than those by the LPT algorithm and the modified grid algorithm. (paper)

  16. Semi-Autonomous Vehicle Project

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    Stewart, Christopher

    2016-01-01

    The primary objective this summer is "evaluating standards for wireless architecture for the internet of things". The Internet of Things is the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors and network connectivity which enables these objects to collect and exchange data and make decisions based on said data. This was accomplished by creating a semi-autonomous vehicle that takes advantage of multiple sensors, cameras, and onboard computers and combined them with a mesh network which enabled communication across large distances with little to no interruption. The mesh network took advantage of what is known as DTN - Disruption Tolerant Networking which according to NASA is the new communications protocol that is "the first step towards interplanetary internet." The use of DTN comes from the fact that it will store information if an interruption in communications is detected and even forward that information via other relays within range so that the data is not lost. This translates well into the project because as the car moves further away from whatever is sending it commands (in this case a joystick), the information can still be forwarded to the car with little to no loss of information thanks to the mesh nodes around the driving area.

  17. Imposing limits on autonomous systems.

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    Hancock, P A

    2017-02-01

    Our present era is witnessing the genesis of a sea-change in the way that advanced technologies operate. Amongst this burgeoning wave of untrammelled automation there is now beginning to arise a cadre of ever-more independent, autonomous systems. The degree of interaction between these latter systems with any form of human controller is becoming progressively more diminished and remote; and this perhaps necessarily so. Here, I advocate for human-centred and human favouring constraints to be designed, programmed, promulgated and imposed upon these nascent forms of independent entity. I am not sanguine about the collective response of modern society to this call. Nevertheless, the warning must be voiced and the issue debated, especially among those who most look to mediate between people and technology. Practitioner Summary: Practitioners are witnessing the penetration of progressively more independent technical orthotics into virtually all systems' operations. This work enjoins them to advocate for sentient, rational and mindful human-centred approaches towards such innovations. Practitioners need to place user-centred concerns above either the technical or the financial imperatives which motivate this line of progress.

  18. Autonomous intelligent cruise control system

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    Baret, Marc; Bomer, Thierry T.; Calesse, C.; Dudych, L.; L'Hoist, P.

    1995-01-01

    Autonomous intelligent cruise control (AICC) systems are not only controlling vehicles' speed but acting on the throttle and eventually on the brakes they could automatically maintain the relative speed and distance between two vehicles in the same lane. And more than just for comfort it appears that these new systems should improve the safety on highways. By applying a technique issued from the space research carried out by MATRA, a sensor based on a charge coupled device (CCD) was designed to acquire the reflected light on standard-mounted car reflectors of pulsed laser diodes emission. The CCD is working in a unique mode called flash during transfer (FDT) which allows identification of target patterns in severe optical environments. It provides high accuracy for distance and angular position of targets. The absence of moving mechanical parts ensures high reliability for this sensor. The large field of view and the high measurement rate give a global situation assessment and a short reaction time. Then, tracking and filtering algorithms have been developed in order to select the target, on which the equipped vehicle determines its safety distance and speed, taking into account its maneuvering and the behaviors of other vehicles.

  19. Models Supporting Trajectory Planning in Autonomous Vehicles

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    Ward, Erik

    2018-01-01

    Autonomous vehicles have the potential to drastically improve the safety, efficiency and cost of transportation. Instead of a driver, an autonomous vehicle is controlled by an algorithm, offering improved consistency and the potential to eliminate human error from driving: by far the most common cause of accidents. Data collected from different types of sensors, along with prior information such as maps, are used to build models of the surrounding traffic scene, encoding relevant aspects of t...

  20. Autonomous Flight in Unknown Indoor Environments

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    Bachrach, Abraham Galton; He, Ruijie; Roy, Nicholas

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents our solution for enabling a quadrotor helicopter, equipped with a laser rangefinder sensor, to autonomously explore and map unstructured and unknown indoor environments. While these capabilities are already commodities on ground vehicles, air vehicles seeking the same performance face unique challenges. In this paper, we describe the difficulties in achieving fully autonomous helicopter flight, highlighting the differences between ground and helicopter robots that make it ...

  1. Autonomous nutrient detection for water quality monitoring

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    Maher, Damien; Cleary, John; Cogan, Deirdre; Diamond, Dermot

    2012-01-01

    The ever increasing demand for real time environmental monitoring is currently being driven by strong legislative and societal drivers. Low cost autonomous environmental monitoring systems are required to meet this demand as current monitoring solutions are insufficient. This poster presents an autonomous nutrient analyser platform for water quality monitoring. Results from a field trial of the nutrient analyser are reported along with current work to expand the range of water quality targ...

  2. Las neurosis actuales y las psicosis ordinarias

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    Aguirre, Javier

    2013-01-01

    El trabajo tiene por finalidad poner en tensión las categorías de psicosis ordinaria y neurosis actuales. En primer lugar, se procede a examinar ambas categorías para luego establecer sus puntos de coincidencia y disidencia. Se concluye que la categoría de neurosis actual propuesta por Freud, es una posible expresión de lo que en la actualidad se llama psicosis ordinaria.

  3. Historia de las series

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    Cascajosa Virino, Concepción

    2017-01-01

    Reseña: Historia de las series de Toni de la Torre: la gran impostura Durante mucho tiempo los profesores de cine en España se han quejado (amargamente y en privado) de la recurrencia en la bibliografía de los trabajos de sus estudiantes de los libros de un autor conocido por la escasa calidad de sus textos, cuyos vistosos títulos garantizan que acaben en las estanterías de las bibliotecas universitarias. Es muy propio de la cultura española hacer duras aseveraciones en foros irrelevantes y, ...

  4. Advancing Autonomous Operations for Deep Space Vehicles

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    Haddock, Angie T.; Stetson, Howard K.

    2014-01-01

    Starting in Jan 2012, the Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Autonomous Mission Operations (AMO) Project began to investigate the ability to create and execute "single button" crew initiated autonomous activities [1]. NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) designed and built a fluid transfer hardware test-bed to use as a sub-system target for the investigations of intelligent procedures that would command and control a fluid transfer test-bed, would perform self-monitoring during fluid transfers, detect anomalies and faults, isolate the fault and recover the procedures function that was being executed, all without operator intervention. In addition to the development of intelligent procedures, the team is also exploring various methods for autonomous activity execution where a planned timeline of activities are executed autonomously and also the initial analysis of crew procedure development. This paper will detail the development of intelligent procedures for the NASA MSFC Autonomous Fluid Transfer System (AFTS) as well as the autonomous plan execution capabilities being investigated. Manned deep space missions, with extreme communication delays with Earth based assets, presents significant challenges for what the on-board procedure content will encompass as well as the planned execution of the procedures.

  5. The Human Element and Autonomous Ships

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    Sauli Ahvenjärvi

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The autonomous ship technology has become a “hot” topic in the discussion about more efficient, environmentally friendly and safer sea transportation solutions. The time is becoming mature for the introduction of commercially sensible solutions for unmanned and fully autonomous cargo and passenger ships. Safety will be the most interesting and important aspect in this development. The utilization of the autonomous ship technology will have many effects on the safety, both positive and negative. It has been announced that the goal is to make the safety of an unmanned ship better that the safety of a manned ship. However, it must be understood that the human element will still be present when fully unmanned ships are being used. The shore-based control of a ship contains new safety aspects and an interesting question will be the interaction of manned and unmanned ships in the same traffic area. The autonomous ship technology should therefore be taken into account on the training of seafarers. Also it should not be forgotten that every single control algorithm and rule of the internal decision making logic of the autonomously navigating ship has been designed and coded by a human software engineer. Thus the human element is present also in this point of the lifetime navigation system of the autonomous ship.

  6. Autonomous power networks based power system

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    Jokic, A.; Van den Bosch, P.P.J.

    2006-01-01

    This paper presented the concept of autonomous networks to cope with this increased complexity in power systems while enhancing market-based operation. The operation of future power systems will be more challenging and demanding than present systems because of increased uncertainties, less inertia in the system, replacement of centralized coordinating activities by decentralized parties and the reliance on dynamic markets for both power balancing and system reliability. An autonomous network includes the aggregation of networked producers and consumers in a relatively small area with respect to the overall system. The operation of an autonomous network is coordinated and controlled with one central unit acting as an interface between internal producers/consumers and the rest of the power system. In this study, the power balance problem and system reliability through provision of ancillary services was formulated as an optimization problem for the overall autonomous networks based power system. This paper described the simulation of an optimal autonomous network dispatching in day ahead markets, based on predicted spot prices for real power, and two ancillary services. It was concluded that large changes occur in a power systems structure and operation, most of them adding to the uncertainty and complexity of the system. The introduced concept of an autonomous power network-based power system was shown to be a realistic and consistent approach to formulate and operate a market-based dispatch of both power and ancillary services. 9 refs., 4 figs

  7. Bernardo Atxaga y su defensa de la autonomía de la literatura

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    Beñat Sarasola Santamaria

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza la forma en que Bernardo Atxaga defendió la autonomía del arte (en concreto de la literatura en el campo cultural vasco a lo largo de los años 70 y 80 del siglo pasado. Primeramente, se rastrea el problema de la autonomía a través de la crítica estética de la Escuela de Frankfurt (especialmente Theodor Adorno y la crítica sociológica de la línea de Pierre Bordieu, que dan luz para entender la complejidad con la que trató el problema Atxaga. Además, se realiza el análisis de la genealogía de las ideas de Atxaga, desde los primeros textos de Anaitasuna y Ustela, hasta los debates con Joxe Azurmendi y Txillardegi. El estudio de todo el corpus textual de Atxaga sobre el tema permite evaluar con más certeza el problema de la autonomía, y matizar algunas de las ideas comunes de la crítica vasca.  

  8. Las Serpientes en Colombia

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    Daniel H.

    1949-12-01

    Full Text Available El estudio de las serpientes en Colombia no deja de tener su particular interés; existe una inmensa variedad de especies que se escalonan desde los valles ardientes hasta alturas relativamente considerables; en estos últimos puntos disminuye notablemente la variedad de formas y de modo especial las especies provistas de veneno. Hacer una distinción entre las especies venenosas y las inofensivas, resulta un tanto difícil; en algunos textos se dan unas cuántas reglas, pero la mayor parte de ellas sólo tienen aplicación con especies exóticas ya que la mayor parte de esas distinciones se han tomado de obras que hacen referencia a la fauna europea.

  9. Mujeres: Entre la autonomía y la vida familiar

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    America Tonantzin Becerra Romero

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available La capacitación para el trabajo constituye una herramienta importante para las mujeres, ya que les permite estar en mejores condiciones para ingresar o mantenerse en el mundo laboral; sin embargo, ellas viven diversas tensiones al tratar de compaginar la vida familiar con la capacitación. Este texto es resultado de una investigación cualitativa basada en el método biográfico, diseñada para analizar el significado que tiene dicha capacitación en la vida personal, familiar y laboral de las mujeres. Entre los resultados se encontró, que el incremento en su formación no ha modificado sustancialmente la visión tradicional sobre las funciones sociales de las mujeres y los hombres, pero las ayuda a impulsar su autonomía personal y económica, sin renunciar a sus responsabiliades reproductivas y familiares. Las mujeres asignan valor tanto al ámbito doméstico como al público, y los consideran como espacios diferenciados que es necesario concertar.

  10. Autonomous renewable energy conversion system

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    Valtchev, V. [Technical University of Varna (Bulgaria). Dept. of Electronics; Bossche, A. van den; Ghijselen, J.; Melkebeek, J. [University of Gent (Belgium). Dept. of Electrical Power Engineering

    2000-02-01

    This paper briefly reviews the need for renewable power generation and describes a medium-power Autonomous Renewable Energy Conversion System (ARECS), integrating conversion of wind and solar energy sources. The objectives of the paper are to extract maximum power from the proposed wind energy conversion scheme and to transfer this power and the power derived by the photovoltaic system in a high efficiency way to a local isolated load. The wind energy conversion operates at variable shaft speed yielding an improved annual energy production over constant speed systems. An induction generator (IG) has been used because of its reduced cost, robustness, absence of separate DC source for excitation, easier dismounting and maintenance. The maximum energy transfer of the wind energy is assured by a simple and reliable control strategy adjusting the stator frequency of the IG so that the power drawn is equal to the peak power production of the wind turbine at any wind speed. The presented control strategy also provides an optimal efficiency operation of the IG by applying a quadratic dependence between the IG terminal voltage and frequency V {approx} f{sup 2}. For improving the total system efficiency, high efficiency converters have been designed and implemented. The modular principle of the proposed DC/DC conversion provides the possibility for modifying the system structure depending on different conditions. The configuration of the presented ARECS and the implementation of the proposed control algorithm for optimal power transfer are fully discussed. The stability and dynamic performance as well as the different operation modes of the proposed control and the operation of the converters are illustrated and verified on an experimental prototype. (author)

  11. En busca de las sociólogas fundadoras: Marianne Weber

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    Luz Gabriela Arango Gaviria

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Con miras a difundir el trabajo de las académicas norteamericanas por rescatar la obra de Mlarianne Weber, entre otras sociólogas fundadoras, hemos traducido un fragmento de su ensayo: "Autoridad y autonomía en el matrimonio". En éste, la autora analiza las distintas configuraciones culturales del matrimonio en la historia occidental, desde el "patriarcado primitivo" hasta las formas modernas de matrimonio civil y religioso. La autora destaca la influencia de las doctrinas católicas y protestantes en la transformación de esta institución hacia una mayor equidad entre los sexos y señala críticamente las con tradicciones de las formas modernas de contra to matrimonial que preservan la primacía masculina y contradicen las enseñanzas éticas del idealismo alemán en torno a la libertad. Marianne \\V'cber defiende un ideal matrimonial que respete y reconozca plenamente la individualidad y autonomía de la mujer. Palabras clave: Marianne Weber, matrimonio, mujeres, igualdad.

  12. La autonomía en el aprendizaje del inglés y su relación con los trabajos independientes asignados a los estudiantes

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    Myriam Cabrales Vargas

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: analizar la incidencia de las prácticas de aprendizaje y de los trabajos independientes en el desarrollo de la autonomía de los estudiantes del ciclo básico de inglés del programa de Licenciatura en Lenguas Modernas de la Universidad de San Buenaventura (seccional Cartagena. Metodología: investigación descriptiva y correlacional que mediante datos interpretados cuantitativa y cualitativamente, relaciona las variables en estudio, para determinar su incidencia en el desarrollo de la autonomía del estudiante. Resultados: aunque algunos estudiantes (25% son autónomos, el resto no alcanza esa característica, debido al poco control ejercido sobre sus procesos de aprendizaje y a que los trabajos que se les asignan no contribuyen a desarrollar en ellos la autonomía. Conclusiones: las fortalezas encontradas en relación con la motivación de los estudiantes, su satisfacción por el programa y su interés por las nuevas tecnologías de la información y la comunicación son factores que potencializados contribuirían al desarrollo de la autonomía, trabajo que ya se ha iniciado y se comenta al final de este artículo.

  13. Patients With Fibromyalgia Have Significant Autonomic Symptoms But Modest Autonomic Dysfunction.

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    Vincent, Ann; Whipple, Mary O; Low, Phillip A; Joyner, Michael; Hoskin, Tanya L

    2016-05-01

    Research suggests that disordered autonomic function may be one contributor to deconditioning reported in fibromyalgia; however, no study to date has assessed these variables simultaneously with comprehensive measures. To characterize physical fitness and autonomic function with the use of clinically validated measures and subjective questionnaires between patients with fibromyalgia and healthy controls. Cross-sectional, observational, controlled study. Community sample of patients with fibromyalgia and healthy controls. Thirty patients with fibromyalgia and 30 pain and fatigue-free controls. Participants completed a battery of self-report questionnaires and physiological measures, including clinically validated measures of physical fitness and autonomic function. Six-Minute Walk Test total distance, maximal oxygen consumption as assessed by cardiopulmonary exercise testing, total steps using activity monitor, Composite Autonomic Scoring Scale as assessed by Autonomic Reflex Screen, total metabolic equivalents per week using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire, and self-reported autonomic symptoms via the 31-item Composite Autonomic Symptom Score questionnaire. Autonomic function, as assessed by self-report, was significantly different between patients and controls (P physical activity was not significantly different between patients and controls (P = .99), but levels of moderate and vigorous physical activity as measured by actigraphy were significantly lower in patients (P = .012 and P = .047, respectively). Exercise capacity (6-Minute Walk) was poorer in patients (P = .0006), but there was no significant difference in maximal volume of oxygen consumption (P = .07). Patients with fibromyalgia report more severe symptoms across all domains, including physical activity and autonomic symptoms, compared with controls, but the objective assessments only showed modest differences. Our results suggest that patients with widespread subjective impairment of

  14. Autonomous Vehicles: Disengagements, Accidents and Reaction Times.

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    Dixit, Vinayak V; Chand, Sai; Nair, Divya J

    2016-01-01

    Autonomous vehicles are being viewed with scepticism in their ability to improve safety and the driving experience. A critical issue with automated driving at this stage of its development is that it is not yet reliable and safe. When automated driving fails, or is limited, the autonomous mode disengages and the drivers are expected to resume manual driving. For this transition to occur safely, it is imperative that drivers react in an appropriate and timely manner. Recent data released from the California trials provide compelling insights into the current factors influencing disengagements of autonomous mode. Here we show that the number of accidents observed has a significantly high correlation with the autonomous miles travelled. The reaction times to take control of the vehicle in the event of a disengagement was found to have a stable distribution across different companies at 0.83 seconds on average. However, there were differences observed in reaction times based on the type of disengagements, type of roadway and autonomous miles travelled. Lack of trust caused by the exposure to automated disengagements was found to increase the likelihood to take control of the vehicle manually. Further, with increased vehicle miles travelled the reaction times were found to increase, which suggests an increased level of trust with more vehicle miles travelled. We believe that this research would provide insurers, planners, traffic management officials and engineers fundamental insights into trust and reaction times that would help them design and engineer their systems.

  15. Autonomous Vehicles: Disengagements, Accidents and Reaction Times

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    Dixit, Vinayak V.; Chand, Sai; Nair, Divya J.

    2016-01-01

    Autonomous vehicles are being viewed with scepticism in their ability to improve safety and the driving experience. A critical issue with automated driving at this stage of its development is that it is not yet reliable and safe. When automated driving fails, or is limited, the autonomous mode disengages and the drivers are expected to resume manual driving. For this transition to occur safely, it is imperative that drivers react in an appropriate and timely manner. Recent data released from the California trials provide compelling insights into the current factors influencing disengagements of autonomous mode. Here we show that the number of accidents observed has a significantly high correlation with the autonomous miles travelled. The reaction times to take control of the vehicle in the event of a disengagement was found to have a stable distribution across different companies at 0.83 seconds on average. However, there were differences observed in reaction times based on the type of disengagements, type of roadway and autonomous miles travelled. Lack of trust caused by the exposure to automated disengagements was found to increase the likelihood to take control of the vehicle manually. Further, with increased vehicle miles travelled the reaction times were found to increase, which suggests an increased level of trust with more vehicle miles travelled. We believe that this research would provide insurers, planners, traffic management officials and engineers fundamental insights into trust and reaction times that would help them design and engineer their systems. PMID:27997566

  16. Autonomous Vehicles: Disengagements, Accidents and Reaction Times.

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    Vinayak V Dixit

    Full Text Available Autonomous vehicles are being viewed with scepticism in their ability to improve safety and the driving experience. A critical issue with automated driving at this stage of its development is that it is not yet reliable and safe. When automated driving fails, or is limited, the autonomous mode disengages and the drivers are expected to resume manual driving. For this transition to occur safely, it is imperative that drivers react in an appropriate and timely manner. Recent data released from the California trials provide compelling insights into the current factors influencing disengagements of autonomous mode. Here we show that the number of accidents observed has a significantly high correlation with the autonomous miles travelled. The reaction times to take control of the vehicle in the event of a disengagement was found to have a stable distribution across different companies at 0.83 seconds on average. However, there were differences observed in reaction times based on the type of disengagements, type of roadway and autonomous miles travelled. Lack of trust caused by the exposure to automated disengagements was found to increase the likelihood to take control of the vehicle manually. Further, with increased vehicle miles travelled the reaction times were found to increase, which suggests an increased level of trust with more vehicle miles travelled. We believe that this research would provide insurers, planners, traffic management officials and engineers fundamental insights into trust and reaction times that would help them design and engineer their systems.

  17. Autonomía del aprendiz: Nociones de estudiantes y profesores de la Universidad Nacional Abierta

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    Antonio José Alfonzo Paradisi

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo reporta los resultados obtenidos con respecto a las nociones que poseen los profesores y estudiantes de la Universidad Nacional Abierta de Venezuela, sobre la autonomía del aprendiz. Estos hallazgos forman parte de una tesis doctoral orientada a clarificar la comprensión de esta comunidad sobre algunas dimensiones de la interacción didáctica en la educación a distancia. Se utilizó el estudio de casos bajo un enfoque metodológico plural: se partió de las teorías acerca de la autonomía en la educación a distancia y se construyó a la luz de un abordaje interpretativo las nociones y perspectivas sobre el tópico; encontrándose que trascienden la toma de decisiones y la conciben como la posesión del propio juicio y su aplicación en el proceso del aprendizaje.

  18. La "etnicidad marginal" de las comunas de la península de Santa Elena, Ecuador

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    Full Text Available Las comunas de la Península de Santa Elena representan la continuidad histórica de las antiguas jefaturas Manteño - Huancavilcas. Estas comunas han logrado mantener el control de su territorio y una relativa autonomía socio-económica a lo largo de todo el período colonial y republicano, poniendo en práctica diversas estrategias de articulación con la sociedad dominante. Sin embargo, la supervivencia de estas comunidades se debate, hoy en día, entre las agresiones extemas a su temitodo, y su "etnicidad marginal" que las excluye del marco constitucional ecuatoriano destinado a la protección de los tenitorios étnicos. A continuación se analiza el proceso de resignificación de la diversidad al que están abocadas las comunas de la PSE.

  19. Autonomous calibration of single spin qubit operations

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    Frank, Florian; Unden, Thomas; Zoller, Jonathan; Said, Ressa S.; Calarco, Tommaso; Montangero, Simone; Naydenov, Boris; Jelezko, Fedor

    2017-12-01

    Fully autonomous precise control of qubits is crucial for quantum information processing, quantum communication, and quantum sensing applications. It requires minimal human intervention on the ability to model, to predict, and to anticipate the quantum dynamics, as well as to precisely control and calibrate single qubit operations. Here, we demonstrate single qubit autonomous calibrations via closed-loop optimisations of electron spin quantum operations in diamond. The operations are examined by quantum state and process tomographic measurements at room temperature, and their performances against systematic errors are iteratively rectified by an optimal pulse engineering algorithm. We achieve an autonomous calibrated fidelity up to 1.00 on a time scale of minutes for a spin population inversion and up to 0.98 on a time scale of hours for a single qubit π/2 -rotation within the experimental error of 2%. These results manifest a full potential for versatile quantum technologies.

  20. A Collaborative Knowledge Plane for Autonomic Networks

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    Mbaye, Maïssa; Krief, Francine

    Autonomic networking aims to give network components self-managing capabilities. Several autonomic architectures have been proposed. Each of these architectures includes sort of a knowledge plane which is very important to mimic an autonomic behavior. Knowledge plane has a central role for self-functions by providing suitable knowledge to equipment and needs to learn new strategies for more accuracy.However, defining knowledge plane's architecture is still a challenge for researchers. Specially, defining the way cognitive supports interact each other in knowledge plane and implementing them. Decision making process depends on these interactions between reasoning and learning parts of knowledge plane. In this paper we propose a knowledge plane's architecture based on machine learning (inductive logic programming) paradigm and situated view to deal with distributed environment. This architecture is focused on two self-functions that include all other self-functions: self-adaptation and self-organization. Study cases are given and implemented.

  1. Blood pressure regulation in diabetic autonomic neuropathy

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    Hilsted, J

    1985-01-01

    Defective blood pressure responses to standing, exercise and epinephrine infusions have been demonstrated in diabetic patients with autonomic neuropathy. The circulatory mechanisms underlying blood pressure responses to exercise and standing up in these patients are well characterized: In both...... which may contribute to exercise hypotension in these patients. During hypoglycemia, blood pressure regulation seems intact in patients with autonomic neuropathy. This is probably due to release of substantial amounts of catecholamines during these experiments. During epinephrine infusions a substantial...... blood pressure fall ensues in patients with autonomic neuropathy, probably due to excessive muscular vasodilation. It is unresolved why blood pressure regulation is intact during hypoglycemia and severely impaired--at similar catecholamine concentrations--during epinephrine infusions....

  2. An Expert System for Autonomous Spacecraft Control

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    Sherwood, Rob; Chien, Steve; Tran, Daniel; Cichy, Benjamin; Castano, Rebecca; Davies, Ashley; Rabideau, Gregg

    2005-01-01

    The Autonomous Sciencecraft Experiment (ASE), part of the New Millennium Space Technology 6 Project, is flying onboard the Earth Orbiter 1 (EO-1) mission. The ASE software enables EO-1 to autonomously detect and respond to science events such as: volcanic activity, flooding, and water freeze/thaw. ASE uses classification algorithms to analyze imagery onboard to detect chang-e and science events. Detection of these events is then used to trigger follow-up imagery. Onboard mission planning software then develops a response plan that accounts for target visibility and operations constraints. This plan is then executed using a task execution system that can deal with run-time anomalies. In this paper we describe the autonomy flight software and how it enables a new paradigm of autonomous science and mission operations. We will also describe the current experiment status and future plans.

  3. Elements of Autonomous Self-Reconfigurable Robots

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    Christensen, David Johan

    In this thesis, we study several central elements of autonomous self-reconfigurable modular robots. Unlike conventional robots such robots are: i) Modular, since robots are assembled from numerous robotic modules. ii) Reconfigurable, since the modules can be combined in a variety of ways. iii) Self......-reconfigurable, since the modules themselves are able to change how they are combined. iv) Autonomous, since robots control themselves without human guidance. Such robots are attractive to study since they in theory have several desirable characteristics, such as versatility, reliability and cheapness. In practice...... however, it is challenging to realize such characteristics since state-of-the-art systems and solutions suffer from several inherent technical and theoretical problems and limitations. In this thesis, we address these challenges by exploring four central elements of autonomous self-reconfigurable modular...

  4. Cardiovascular Autonomic Neuropathy in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

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    Alam, Md Mahboob; Das, Pinaki; Ghosh, Parasar; Zaman, Md Salim Uz; Boro, Madhusmita; Sadhu, Manika; Mazumdar, Ardhendu

    2015-01-01

    Objective is to evaluate cardiovascular autonomic function in SLE by simple non-invasive tests. A case control study was carried out involving 18-50 yrs old previously diagnosed SLE patients and same number of age and sex-matched controls. Parasympathetic function was assessed by heart rate (HR) response to Valsalva maneuver, deep breathing and standing. Sympathetic function was evaluated by blood pressure response to standing and sustained hand-grip test (HGT). There were 50 female SLE patients. They had significantly higher minimum resting HR and diastolic blood pressure (DBP). HR variation with deep breathing, expiratory inspiratory ratio, 30:15 ratio and DBP change in response to HGT were significantly lower inpatients compared to controls. Thirty patients (60%) had at least one abnormal or two borderline test results indicating autonomic impairment of which 27 had parasympathetic dysfunction and 7 had sympathetic dysfunction. Autonomic dysfunction is common in SLE with higher prevalence of parasympathetic impairment.

  5. Development of an autonomous power system testbed

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    Barton, J.R.; Adams, T.; Liffring, M.E.

    1985-01-01

    A power system testbed has been assembled to advance the development of large autonomous electrical power systems required for the space station, spacecraft, and aircraft. The power system for this effort was designed to simulate single- or dual-bus autonomous power systems, or autonomous systems that reconfigure from a single bus to a dual bus following a severe fault. The approach taken was to provide a flexible power system design with two computer systems for control and management. One computer operates as the control system and performs basic control functions, data and command processing, charge control, and provides status to the second computer. The second computer contains expert system software for mission planning, load management, fault identification and recovery, and sends load and configuration commands to the control system

  6. Autonomous driving technical, legal and social aspects

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    Gerdes, J; Lenz, Barbara; Winner, Hermann

    2016-01-01

    This book takes a look at fully automated, autonomous vehicles and discusses many open questions: How can autonomous vehicles be integrated into the current transportation system with diverse users and human drivers? Where do automated vehicles fall under current legal frameworks? What risks are associated with automation and how will society respond to these risks? How will the marketplace react to automated vehicles and what changes may be necessary for companies? Experts from Germany and the United States define key societal, engineering, and mobility issues related to the automation of vehicles. They discuss the decisions programmers of automated vehicles must make to enable vehicles to perceive their environment, interact with other road users, and choose actions that may have ethical consequences. The authors further identify expectations and concerns that will form the basis for individual and societal acceptance of autonomous driving. While the safety benefits of such vehicles are tremendous, the auth...

  7. Control of autonomous robot using neural networks

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    Barton, Adam; Volna, Eva

    2017-07-01

    The aim of the article is to design a method of control of an autonomous robot using artificial neural networks. The introductory part describes control issues from the perspective of autonomous robot navigation and the current mobile robots controlled by neural networks. The core of the article is the design of the controlling neural network, and generation and filtration of the training set using ART1 (Adaptive Resonance Theory). The outcome of the practical part is an assembled Lego Mindstorms EV3 robot solving the problem of avoiding obstacles in space. To verify models of an autonomous robot behavior, a set of experiments was created as well as evaluation criteria. The speed of each motor was adjusted by the controlling neural network with respect to the situation in which the robot was found.

  8. Internet de las cosas

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    Salazar Soler, Jorge; Silvestre Bergés, Santiago

    2016-01-01

    Este es un curso de introducción a la IoT (Internet de las cosas). En los capítulos primeros capítulos se introducen los conceptos básicos sobre la IoT. Seguidamente se presentan nociones básicas sobre el protocolo de internet IPv6 que es el más utilizado en el entorno de la IoT y se describen las principales aplicaciones, el estado actual del mercado y las tecnologías que permiten la existencia de la IoT. Finalmente se analizan los retos de futuro que se consideran más importa...

  9. Las sirenas de Sarhua

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    Luis Millones

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo es producto de una investigación sobre uno de los motivos más llamativos y recurrentes en las Tablas de Sarhua: la sirena.Realizamos una aproximación a este motivo, que originalmente aparece en la literatura clásica occidental, con la finalidad de explicar las razones de su presencia en el arte andino. Para tal efecto transcribimos algunos testimoniosque, desde una cosmovisión netamente andina, dan cuenta de una serie de creencias vinculadas con el ámbito musical, en el que las sirenas juegan un papel central.Palabras claves: Tablas de Sarhua, sirena, arte andino, música andina.

  10. Tratamiento de las ictericias

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    Roberto de Zubiría

    1955-05-01

    Full Text Available En el tratamiento de los síndromes ictéricos no existe sistematización de criterios y en más de una ocasión se cometen serios errores terapéuticos. Tal sucede frecuentemente con las hepatitis a virus, por ejemplo las que tratadas con un régimen alimenticio inadecuado, constituído casi siempre por dietas de hambre, se va a complicar más la situación. Otras veces se utilizan sistemáticamente los antibióticos de amplio espectro, los cuales son inútiles e inclusive desaconsejados por la posibilidad de producir fibrosis hepática. Hemos querido hacer un resumen analizando someramente el pro y el contra de las principales medidas terapéuticas.

  11. Are Turkish University Students Autonomous or Not?

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    Büşra Kırtık

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The present study tried to determine Turkish learners’ attitudes, and the Turkish education system’s approach towards learner autonomy with regard to three main points: 1 whether Turkish university students are aware of learner autonomy or not 2 whether Turkish university students have the characteristics of autonomous learners (whether they are autonomous learners or not, and 3 if the Turkish education system is suitable for fostering learner autonomy or not from the viewpoint of the participants. Participants were 50 second grade learners in the English Language Teaching Departments of Hacettepe University (N=10, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University (N=10, and Uludag University (N=30 who had already taken courses about learner autonomy.  The data were collected by means of a questionnaire which had two Likert-scale sections and an open-ended questions section. The first Likert-scale section contained 15 characteristics of autonomous learners each of which was rated by the participants in a scale from strongly disagree to agree, from 1 to 5. In the second Likert-scale section, the participants were asked to rate the Turkish education system’s five basic elements such as school curriculums, course materials, approaches used by the teachers in classrooms, learning activities, and classroom settings. Additionally, learners’ opinions about their awareness and understanding of learner autonomy were gathered by five open ended questions. The results proposed that the participants were aware of learner autonomy, and had the characteristics of autonomous learners. On the other hand, results showed that the Turkish education system was not suitable for autonomous learners and did not foster learner autonomy. The findings suggested that the Turkish education system should be designed again in such a way to support the autonomous learners and to foster learner autonomy in all sections of the education.

  12. Learning from las Cuencas

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    2016-01-01

    Aprendiendo de las Cuencas (Learning from las Cuencas) research project, awarded with the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2015, provides a new perspective of industrial cultural landscapes. Despite being focused on a local environment, the coal mining area of the Cuencas...... economic and social structures came to host busy urban agglomerations of unexpected density in their very heart. This heretical urban configuration is equally the result of the impact of economic interests in a specific space and in a relatively short lapse of time. Consequently, the co...

  13. Analizar las interacciones virtuales

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    Luis Gómez Encinas

    2003-11-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este artículo es abordar una serie de cuestiones relacionadas con las interacciones virtuales. En concreto, nos centraremos en el IRC, los comúnmente llamados chats, para a partir de una crítica a ciertos posicionamientos analíticos, expresar la necesidad de indagar en esa faceta del ciberespacio desde el punto de vista de las relaciones sociales. Nuevas relaciones sociales, que acontecen en un espacio nuevo, y que por tanto se desarrollan bajo reglas y motivaciones que desbordan los viejos esquemas de observación.

  14. Las causas del desempleo

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    García Balbás, Salomé

    2014-01-01

    En este documento vamos a tratar de dar respuesta a la siguiente pregunta: ¿cuáles son las causas del desempleo? Para ello realizaremos un repaso de las principales teorías económicas del desempleo llegando a la conclusión de que existe una causa fundamental que lo genera: la rigidez de los salarios a la baja. Consideramos el desempleo como la existencia de un exceso de oferta en el mercado de trabajo y haremos alusión, únicamente, a la existencia de desempleo involuntario. La exposición de l...

  15. Aprendiendo de las Cuencas

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    2016-01-01

    Aprendiendo de las Cuencas (Learning from las Cuencas) research project, awarded with the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2015, provides a new perspective of industrial cultural landscapes. Despite being focused on a local environment, the coal mining area of the Cuencas....... This has given rise to incredibly heterodox building patterns that contain the conflict on which they are erected embedded in their genetic code. These are hybrid architectures, mutating artefacts which, despite the invisibility of their inevitable marginality, can offer really interesting lessons...

  16. Cheap electricity with autonomous solar cell systems

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    Ouwens, C.D.

    1993-01-01

    A comparison has been made between the costs of an autonomous solar cell system and a centralized electricity supply system. In both cases investment costs are the main issue. It is shown that for households in densely populated sunny areas, the use of autonomous solar cell systems is - even with today's market prices - only as expensive or even cheaper than a grid connection, as long as efficient electric appliances are used. The modular nature of solar cell systems makes it possible to start with any number of appliances, depending on the amount of money available to be spent. (author)

  17. Autonomous scheduling technology for Earth orbital missions

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    Srivastava, S.

    1982-01-01

    The development of a dynamic autonomous system (DYASS) of resources for the mission support of near-Earth NASA spacecraft is discussed and the current NASA space data system is described from a functional perspective. The future (late 80's and early 90's) NASA space data system is discussed. The DYASS concept, the autonomous process control, and the NASA space data system are introduced. Scheduling and related disciplines are surveyed. DYASS as a scheduling problem is also discussed. Artificial intelligence and knowledge representation is considered as well as the NUDGE system and the I-Space system.

  18. Autonomous control of distributed storages in microgrids

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    Loh, Poh Chiang; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2011-01-01

    Operation of distributed generators in microgrids has widely been discussed, but would not be fully autonomous, if distributed storages are not considered. Storages in general are important, since they provide energy buffering to load changes, energy leveling to source variations and ride......-through enhancement to the overall microgrids. Recognizing their importance, this paper presents a scheme for sharing power among multiple distributed storages, in coordination with the distributed sources and loads. The scheme prompts the storages to autonomously sense for system conditions, requesting for maximum...

  19. Autonomous execution of the Precision Immobilization Technique

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    Mascareñas, David D. L.; Stull, Christopher J.; Farrar, Charles R.

    2017-03-01

    Over the course of the last decade great advances have been made in autonomously driving cars. The technology has advanced to the point that driverless car technology is currently being tested on publicly accessed roadways. The introduction of these technologies onto publicly accessed roadways not only raises questions of safety, but also security. Autonomously driving cars are inherently cyber-physical systems and as such will have novel security vulnerabilities that couple both the cyber aspects of the vehicle including the on-board computing and any network data it makes use of, with the physical nature of the vehicle including its sensors, actuators, and the vehicle chassis. Widespread implementation of driverless car technology will require that both the cyber, as well as physical security concerns surrounding these vehicles are addressed. In this work, we specifically developed a control policy to autonomously execute the Precision Immobilization Technique, a.k.a. the PIT maneuver. The PIT maneuver was originally developed by law enforcement to end high-speed vehicular pursuits in a quasi-safe manner. However, there is still a risk of damage/roll-over to both the vehicle executing the PIT maneuver as well as to the vehicle subject to the PIT maneuver. In law enforcement applications, it would be preferable to execute the PIT maneuver using an autonomous vehicle, thus removing the danger to law-enforcement officers. Furthermore, it is entirely possible that unscrupulous individuals could inject code into an autonomously-driving car to use the PIT maneuver to immobilize other vehicles while maintaining anonymity. For these reasons it is useful to know how the PIT maneuver can be implemented on an autonomous car. In this work a simple control policy based on velocity pursuit was developed to autonomously execute the PIT maneuver using only a vision and range measurements that are both commonly collected by contemporary driverless cars. The ability of this

  20. Autonomous system for launch vehicle range safety

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    Ferrell, Bob; Haley, Sam

    2001-02-01

    The Autonomous Flight Safety System (AFSS) is a launch vehicle subsystem whose ultimate goal is an autonomous capability to assure range safety (people and valuable resources), flight personnel safety, flight assets safety (recovery of valuable vehicles and cargo), and global coverage with a dramatic simplification of range infrastructure. The AFSS is capable of determining current vehicle position and predicting the impact point with respect to flight restriction zones. Additionally, it is able to discern whether or not the launch vehicle is an immediate threat to public safety, and initiate the appropriate range safety response. These features provide for a dramatic cost reduction in range operations and improved reliability of mission success. .

  1. Advanced control architecture for autonomous vehicles

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    Maurer, Markus; Dickmanns, Ernst D.

    1997-06-01

    An advanced control architecture for autonomous vehicles is presented. The hierarchical architecture consists of four levels: a vehicle level, a control level, a rule-based level and a knowledge-based level. A special focus is on forms of internal representation, which have to be chosen adequately for each level. The control scheme is applied to VaMP, a Mercedes passenger car which autonomously performs missions on German freeways. VaMP perceives the environment with its sense of vision and conventional sensors. It controls its actuators for locomotion and attention focusing. Modules for perception, cognition and action are discussed.

  2. Emerging Technologies for Autonomous Language Learning

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    Mark Warschauer

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Drawing on a lengthier review completed for the US National Institute for Literacy, this paper examines emerging technologies that are applicable to self-access and autonomous learning in the areas of listening and speaking, collaborative writing, reading and language structure, and online interaction. Digital media reviewed include podcasts, blogs, wikis, online writing sites, text-scaffolding software, concordancers, multiuser virtual environments, multiplayer games, and chatbots. For each of these technologies, we summarize recent research and discuss possible uses for autonomous language learning.

  3. A Priori User Acceptance and the Perceived Driving Pleasure in Semi-autonomous and Autonomous Vehicles

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    Bjørner, Thomas

    The aim of this minor pilot study is, from a sociological user perspective, to explore a priori user acceptance and the perceived driving pleasure in semi- autonomous and autonomous vehicles. The methods used were 13 in-depth interviews while having participants watch video examples within four...... different scenarios. After each scenario, two different numerical rating scales were used. There was a tendency toward positive attitudes regarding semi- autonomous driving systems, especially the use of a parking assistant and while driving in city traffic congestion. However, there were also major...

  4. Proyecto de dosificador de pastillas para personas con autonomía reducida

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    Muñoz González, María Teresa

    2016-01-01

    Este proyecto tiene como objetivo el diseño de una máquina dosificadora que permita el control del tratamiento médico en pacientes polimedicados de forma sencilla y automática para evitar errores u olvidos en la toma de píldoras. Ésta debe poder ser utilizada por cualquier usuario, por lo tanto, se adapta a las diferentes discapacidades y mejora así la autonomía de estas personas. Para hacer el diseño se han estudiado los sistemas que están actualmente en el mercado y todos ...

  5. Uso de anticonceptivos en México: ¿qué diferencia hacen el poder de decisión y la autonomía femenina?

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    Irene Casique

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo analiza las relaciones entre dos indicadores del empoderamiento femenino —el poder de decisión de las mujeres y su autonomía— y el uso de métodos anticonceptivos entre las mujeres mexicanas, usando información proveniente de la Encuesta Nacional de Planificación Familiar 1995. En general para las mujeres de esta muestra un mayor nivel de autonomía incrementa sus probabilidades de estar en necesidad de anticoncepción, y mayores niveles de poder de decisión y autonomía incrementan sus probabilidades de satisfacer, mediante el uso de anticonceptivos, tal necesidad. Por otra parte, entre las mujeres que se encuentran en necesidad potencial de anticoncepción pero que no usan ningún método, encontramos que razones como la ausencia de conocimiento y la oposición de los esposos al respecto, muestran una reducción significativa de su prevalencia entre mujeres con mayor nivel de empoderamiento.

  6. GPM GROUND VALIDATION AUTONOMOUS PARSIVEL UNIT (APU) GCPEX V1

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The GPM Ground Validation Autonomous Parsivel Unit (APU) GCPEx dataset was collected by the Autonomous Parsivel Unit (APU), which is an optical disdrometer that...

  7. Autonomous Vehicle Survey of Bicyclists and Pedestrians in Pittsburgh, 2017

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    Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh / Western PA Regional Data Center — In Pittsburgh, Autonomous Vehicle (AV) companies have been testing autonomous vehicles since September 2016. However, the tech is new, and there have been some...

  8. Bidirectional Prospective Associations between Cardiac Autonomic Activity and Inflammatory Markers

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    Hu, Mandy X; Lamers, Femke; Neijts, Melanie; Willemsen, Gonneke; de Geus, Eco J C; Penninx, Brenda W J H

    2018-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: Autonomic nervous system (ANS) imbalance has been cross-sectionally associated with inflammatory processes. Longitudinal studies are needed to shed light on the nature of this relationship. We examined cross-sectional and bidirectional prospective associations between cardiac autonomic

  9. Hard-real-time resource management for autonomous spacecraft

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    Gat, E.

    2000-01-01

    This paper describes tickets, a computational mechanism for hard-real-time autonomous resource management. Autonomous spacecraftcontrol can be considered abstractly as a computational process whose outputs are spacecraft commands.

  10. CSIR eNews: Mobile Intelligent Autonomous Systems

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    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available autonomous systems Distinguished scientist from India to share knowledge with CSIR An esteemed scientist from India, Dr Jitendra Raol, will spend the next 14 months at the CSIR, specifically in the mobile intelligence autonomous systems (MIAS) emerging...

  11. GPM GROUND VALIDATION AUTONOMOUS PARSIVEL UNIT (APU) NSSTC V1

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The GPM Ground Validation Autonomous Parsivel Unit (APU) NSSTC dataset was collected by the Autonomous Parsivel Unit (APU), which is an optical disdrometer based on...

  12. A Secure, Scalable and Elastic Autonomic Computing Systems Paradigm: Supporting Dynamic Adaptation of Self-* Services from an Autonomic Cloud

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    Abdul Jaleel

    2018-05-01

    Full Text Available Autonomic computing embeds self-management features in software systems using external feedback control loops, i.e., autonomic managers. In existing models of autonomic computing, adaptive behaviors are defined at the design time, autonomic managers are statically configured, and the running system has a fixed set of self-* capabilities. An autonomic computing design should accommodate autonomic capability growth by allowing the dynamic configuration of self-* services, but this causes security and integrity issues. A secure, scalable and elastic autonomic computing system (SSE-ACS paradigm is proposed to address the runtime inclusion of autonomic managers, ensuring secure communication between autonomic managers and managed resources. Applying the SSE-ACS concept, a layered approach for the dynamic adaptation of self-* services is presented with an online ‘Autonomic_Cloud’ working as the middleware between Autonomic Managers (offering the self-* services and Autonomic Computing System (requiring the self-* services. A stock trading and forecasting system is used for simulation purposes. The security impact of the SSE-ACS paradigm is verified by testing possible attack cases over the autonomic computing system with single and multiple autonomic managers running on the same and different machines. The common vulnerability scoring system (CVSS metric shows a decrease in the vulnerability severity score from high (8.8 for existing ACS to low (3.9 for SSE-ACS. Autonomic managers are introduced into the system at runtime from the Autonomic_Cloud to test the scalability and elasticity. With elastic AMs, the system optimizes the Central Processing Unit (CPU share resulting in an improved execution time for business logic. For computing systems requiring the continuous support of self-management services, the proposed system achieves a significant improvement in security, scalability, elasticity, autonomic efficiency, and issue resolving time

  13. de las mujeres

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    Elena Margarita Cacheux Pulido

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El feminismo chicano tiene múltiples venas que nutrieron el pensamiento ideológico, político y estratégico durante todo el siglo pasado. Una de ellas se forma por los encuentros locales, nacionales e internacionales que sirvieron de plataforma para comunicar, entre mujeres, las propias necesidades para el desarrollo y la liberación de la injusticia, intolerancia y desdén. Las mujeres han luchado por medio de sindicatos y movimientos sociales para plantear justas demandas, entre otras, educación, igual salario por igual trabajo, bienestar, permiso de maternidad, cuidado infantil, autodeterminación, información sexual, igualdad en la participación política y liderazgo. Con el avance teórico en las cuestiones de raza, clase, minorías étnicas y feminismo lésbico, se desarrolló la identidad de la nueva chicana a la luz de la emancipación de las mujeres.

  14. Las marcas no tradicionales

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    Juan David Castro

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Las transformaciones en el comercio tanto nacional como internacionalmente han hecho necesario el aparecimiento de nuevas formas de manifestación de los signos destinados a diferenciar los productos y servicios en el mercado. El artículo reseña algunos de ellos.

  15. DISYUNTIVAS EN LAS CONCEPCIONES SOBRE AUTONOMÍA Y BENEFICENCIA QUE AFECTAN LA TERAPÉUTICA DEL INTENTO SUICIDA1

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    Mondragón, Liliana; Monroy, Zuraya; Ito, Ma. Emily; Medina-Mora, Dra. Ma. Elena

    2010-01-01

    El objetivo del trabajo es conocer las disyuntivas entre los principios de beneficencia y autonomía, que se presentan en la relación médico-paciente, durante la terapéutica del intento de suicidio.

  16. College English Students’ Autonomous Learning Motivation and Cultivation Model Research

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    王艳荣; 李娥

    2015-01-01

    Studying the autonomous learning motivation and excitation model can stimulate intrinsic motivation of foreign language learners,develop students self-management strategy evaluation are very necessary.The purpose of this paper is to give students the skills of listening and speaking for their autonomous learning.Then study the cultivation and motivation of college English students autonomous learning,hoping to make students to learn autonomous learning and stimulate their motivation fully.

  17. Adaptive Control Allocation for Fault Tolerant Overactuated Autonomous Vehicles

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    2007-11-01

    Tolerant Overactuated Autonomous Vehicles Casavola, A.; Garone, E. (2007) Adaptive Control Allocation for Fault Tolerant Overactuated Autonomous ...Adaptive Control Allocation for Fault Tolerant Overactuated Autonomous Vehicles 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6...Tolerant Overactuated Autonomous Vehicles 3.2 - 2 RTO-MP-AVT-145 UNCLASSIFIED/UNLIMITED Control allocation problem (CAP) - Given a virtual input v(t

  18. A polling model with an autonomous server

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    de Haan, Roland; Boucherie, Richardus J.; van Ommeren, Jan C.W.

    2009-01-01

    This paper considers polling systems with an autonomous server that remain at a queue for an exponential amount of time before moving to a next queue incurring a generally distributed switch-over time. The server remains at a queue until the exponential visit time expires, also when the queue

  19. Autonomic regulation of hepatic glucose production

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    Bisschop, Peter H.; Fliers, Eric; Kalsbeek, Andries

    2015-01-01

    Glucose produced by the liver is a major energy source for the brain. Considering its critical dependence on glucose, it seems only natural that the brain is capable of monitoring and controlling glucose homeostasis. In addition to neuroendocrine pathways, the brain uses the autonomic nervous system

  20. Enhancing agent safety through autonomous environment adaptation

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    Rosman, Benjamin S

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available limit their ability to interact with and explore their environments. In this work we address this risk through the incorporation of a caregiver robot, and present a model allowing it to autonomously adapt its environment to minimize danger for other...

  1. An autonomous control framework for advanced reactors

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    Richard T. Wood

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Several Generation IV nuclear reactor concepts have goals for optimizing investment recovery through phased introduction of multiple units on a common site with shared facilities and/or reconfigurable energy conversion systems. Additionally, small modular reactors are suitable for remote deployment to support highly localized microgrids in isolated, underdeveloped regions. The long-term economic viability of these advanced reactor plants depends on significant reductions in plant operations and maintenance costs. To accomplish these goals, intelligent control and diagnostic capabilities are needed to provide nearly autonomous operations with anticipatory maintenance. A nearly autonomous control system should enable automatic operation of a nuclear power plant while adapting to equipment faults and other upsets. It needs to have many intelligent capabilities, such as diagnosis, simulation, analysis, planning, reconfigurability, self-validation, and decision. These capabilities have been the subject of research for many years, but an autonomous control system for nuclear power generation remains as-yet an unrealized goal. This article describes a functional framework for intelligent, autonomous control that can facilitate the integration of control, diagnostic, and decision-making capabilities to satisfy the operational and performance goals of power plants based on multimodular advanced reactors.

  2. Autonomous biomorphic robots as platforms for sensors

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    Tilden, M.; Hasslacher, B.; Mainieri, R.; Moses, J.

    1996-10-01

    The idea of building autonomous robots that can carry out complex and nonrepetitive tasks is an old one, so far unrealized in any meaningful hardware. Tilden has shown recently that there are simple, processor-free solutions to building autonomous mobile machines that continuously adapt to unknown and hostile environments, are designed primarily to survive, and are extremely resistant to damage. These devices use smart mechanics and simple (low component count) electronic neuron control structures having the functionality of biological organisms from simple invertebrates to sophisticated members of the insect and crab family. These devices are paradigms for the development of autonomous machines that can carry out directed goals. The machine then becomes a robust survivalist platform that can carry sensors or instruments. These autonomous roving machines, now in an early stage of development (several proof-of-concept prototype walkers have been built), can be developed so that they are inexpensive, robust, and versatile carriers for a variety of instrument packages. Applications are immediate and many, in areas as diverse as prosthetics, medicine, space, construction, nanoscience, defense, remote sensing, environmental cleanup, and biotechnology.

  3. Control algorithms for autonomous robot navigation

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    Jorgensen, C.C.

    1985-01-01

    This paper examines control algorithm requirements for autonomous robot navigation outside laboratory environments. Three aspects of navigation are considered: navigation control in explored terrain, environment interactions with robot sensors, and navigation control in unanticipated situations. Major navigation methods are presented and relevance of traditional human learning theory is discussed. A new navigation technique linking graph theory and incidental learning is introduced

  4. An autonomous control framework for advanced reactors

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    Wood, Richard T.; Upadhyaya, Belle R.; Floyd, Dan C.

    2017-01-01

    Several Generation IV nuclear reactor concepts have goals for optimizing investment recovery through phased introduction of multiple units on a common site with shared facilities and/or reconfigurable energy conversion systems. Additionally, small modular reactors are suitable for remote deployment to support highly localized microgrids in isolated, underdeveloped regions. The long-term economic viability of these advanced reactor plants depends on significant reductions in plant operations and maintenance costs. To accomplish these goals, intelligent control and diagnostic capabilities are needed to provide nearly autonomous operations with anticipatory maintenance. A nearly autonomous control system should enable automatic operation of a nuclear power plant while adapting to equipment faults and other upsets. It needs to have many intelligent capabilities, such as diagnosis, simulation, analysis, planning, reconfigurability, self-validation, and decision. These capabilities have been the subject of research for many years, but an autonomous control system for nuclear power generation remains as-yet an unrealized goal. This article describes a functional framework for intelligent, autonomous control that can facilitate the integration of control, diagnostic, and decision-making capabilities to satisfy the operational and performance goals of power plants based on multimodular advanced reactors

  5. An autonomous control framework for advanced reactors

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    Wood, Richard T.; Upadhyaya, Belle R.; Floyd, Dan C. [Dept. of Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (United States)

    2017-08-15

    Several Generation IV nuclear reactor concepts have goals for optimizing investment recovery through phased introduction of multiple units on a common site with shared facilities and/or reconfigurable energy conversion systems. Additionally, small modular reactors are suitable for remote deployment to support highly localized microgrids in isolated, underdeveloped regions. The long-term economic viability of these advanced reactor plants depends on significant reductions in plant operations and maintenance costs. To accomplish these goals, intelligent control and diagnostic capabilities are needed to provide nearly autonomous operations with anticipatory maintenance. A nearly autonomous control system should enable automatic operation of a nuclear power plant while adapting to equipment faults and other upsets. It needs to have many intelligent capabilities, such as diagnosis, simulation, analysis, planning, reconfigurability, self-validation, and decision. These capabilities have been the subject of research for many years, but an autonomous control system for nuclear power generation remains as-yet an unrealized goal. This article describes a functional framework for intelligent, autonomous control that can facilitate the integration of control, diagnostic, and decision-making capabilities to satisfy the operational and performance goals of power plants based on multimodular advanced reactors.

  6. Autonomous Robot Navigation In Public Nature Park

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    Andersen, Jens Christian; Andersen, Nils Axel; Ravn, Ole

    2005-01-01

    This extended abstract describes a project to make a robot travel autonomously across a public nature park. The challenge is to detect and follow the right path across junctions and open squares avoiding people and obstacles. The robot is equipped with a laser scanner, a (low accuracy) GPS, wheel...

  7. Autonomous Renewable Energy Systems | Van Voorden | Nigerian ...

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    The problems of having many renewable sources such as wind and solar generating units in a power system are uncontrollable fluctuations in power generation and the difficulty in forecasting the power generation capability of these sources due to their stochastic nature. Therefore, autonomous electricity systems with a ...

  8. Intelligent Autonomous Systems 11: IAS-11

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    Christensen, H.I.; Groen, F.; Petriu, E.

    2010-01-01

    This volume contains the proceedings of the eleventh International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-11) at the University of Ottawa in Canada. As ever, the purpose of the IAS conference is to bring together leading international researchers with an interest in all aspects of the

  9. Autonomous Learning from a Social Cognitive Perspective

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    Ponton, Michael K.; Rhea, Nancy E.

    2006-01-01

    The current perspective of autonomous learning defines it as the agentive exhibition of resourcefulness, initiative, and persistence in self-directed learning. As a form of human agency, it has been argued in the literature that this perspective should be consistent with Bandura's (1986) Social Cognitive Theory (SCT). The purpose of this article…

  10. Autonomous operation of distributed storages in microgrids

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    Loh, Poh Chiang; Chai, Yi Kai; Li, Ding

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    Operation of distributed generators in microgrids has been widely discussed, but would not be fully autonomous if distributed energy storages are not considered. Storages are important since they provide energy buffering to load changes, energy levelling to source variations and ride-through enha......Operation of distributed generators in microgrids has been widely discussed, but would not be fully autonomous if distributed energy storages are not considered. Storages are important since they provide energy buffering to load changes, energy levelling to source variations and ride......-through enhancement to the microgrids. Recognising their importance, this study presents a scheme for sharing power among multiple distributed storages in coordination with the distributed sources and loads. The scheme prompts the storages to autonomously sense for local operating conditions, requesting for maximum...... to help with meeting the extra load demand. The described process takes place autonomously with energy eventually shared among the storages in proportion to their ratings. To test the concepts discussed, experiments have been performed with favourable results obtained for performance verification....

  11. A Multifunctional Coating for Autonomous Corrosion Control

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    Calle, Luz M.; Li, Wenyan; Buhrow, Jerry W.; Jolley, Scott t.

    2011-01-01

    Nearly all metals and their alloys are subject to corrosion that causes them to lose their structural integrity or other critical functionality. Protective coatings are the most commonly used method of corrosion control. However, progressively stricter environmental regulations have resulted in the ban of many commercially available corrosion protective coatings due to the harmful effects of their solvents or corrosion inhibitors. This work concerns the development of a multifunctional smart coating for the autonomous control of corrosion. This coating is being developed to have the inherent ability to detect the chemical changes associated with the onset of corrosion and respond autonomously to indicate it and control it. The multi-functionality of the coating is based on microencapsulation technology specifically designed for corrosion control applications. This design has, in addition to all the advantages of existing microcapsulation designs, the corrosion controlled release function that triggers the delivery of corrosion indicators and inhibitors on demand, only when and where needed. Microencapsulation of self-healing agents for autonomous repair of mechanical damage to the coating is also being pursued. Corrosion indicators, corrosion inhibitors, as well as self-healing agents, have been encapsulated and dispersed into several paint systems to test the corrosion detection, inhibition, and self-healing properties of the coating. Key words: Corrosion, coating, autonomous corrosion control, corrosion indication, corrosion inhibition, self-healing coating, smart coating, multifunctional coating, microencapsulation.

  12. Sleep restriction progress to cardiac autonomic imbalance ...

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    Since it's more difficult to maintain adequate sleep duration among night watchmen during their working schedule, hence the purpose of our present study was to investigate whether mental stress or fatigue over restricted sleep period in night shift, affects HRV, in order to elucidate on cardiac autonomic modulation among ...

  13. Distributed formation control for autonomous robots

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    Garcia de Marina Peinado, Hector Jesús

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    This thesis addresses several theoretical and practical problems related to formation-control of autonomous robots. Formation-control aims to simultaneously accomplish the tasks of forming a desired shape by the robots and controlling their coordinated collective motion. This kind of robot

  14. A network of (autonomic) clock outputs

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    Kalsbeek, A.; Perreau-Lenz, S.; Buijs, R. M.

    2006-01-01

    The circadian clock in the suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN) is composed of thousands of oscillator neurons, each of which is dependent on the cell-autonomous action of a defined set of circadian clock genes. A major question is still how these individual oscillators are organized into a biological clock

  15. A network of (autonomic) clock outputs

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    Kalsbeek, A.; Perreau-Lenz, S.; Buijs, R. M.

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    The circadian clock in the suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN) is composed of thousands of oscillator neurons, each dependent on the cell-autonomous action of a defined set of circadian clock genes. A major question is still how these individual oscillators are organized into a biological clock that

  16. Integrating the autonomous subsystems management process

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    Ways in which the ranking of the Space Station Module Power Management and Distribution testbed may be achieved and an individual subsystem's internal priorities may be managed within the complete system are examined. The application of these results in the integration and performance leveling of the autonomously managed system is discussed.

  17. Autonomous Control, Climate and Environmental Changes Effects ...

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    Autonomous Control, Climate and Environmental Changes Effects on Trypanosomiasis in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Review. ... African trypanosomiasis is a parasitic disease that causes serious economic losses in livestock due to anemia, loss of condition and emaciation. The disease when neglected is lethal and untreated ...

  18. Information Engineering in Autonomous Robot Software

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    Ziafati, P.

    2015-01-01

    In order to engage and help in our daily life, autonomous robots are to operate in dynamic and unstructured environments and interact with people. As the robot's environment and its behaviour are getting more complex, so are the robot's software and the knowledge that the robot needs to carry out

  19. Autonomous biomorphic robots as platforms for sensors

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    Tilden, M.; Hasslacher, B.; Mainieri, R.; Moses, J.

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    The idea of building autonomous robots that can carry out complex and nonrepetitive tasks is an old one, so far unrealized in any meaningful hardware. Tilden has shown recently that there are simple, processor-free solutions to building autonomous mobile machines that continuously adapt to unknown and hostile environments, are designed primarily to survive, and are extremely resistant to damage. These devices use smart mechanics and simple (low component count) electronic neuron control structures having the functionality of biological organisms from simple invertebrates to sophisticated members of the insect and crab family. These devices are paradigms for the development of autonomous machines that can carry out directed goals. The machine then becomes a robust survivalist platform that can carry sensors or instruments. These autonomous roving machines, now in an early stage of development (several proof-of-concept prototype walkers have been built), can be developed so that they are inexpensive, robust, and versatile carriers for a variety of instrument packages. Applications are immediate and many, in areas as diverse as prosthetics, medicine, space, construction, nanoscience, defense, remote sensing, environmental cleanup, and biotechnology

  20. Autonomous teamwork and psychological well-being

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    Mierlo, van H.; Rutte, C.G.; Seinen, B.; Kompier, M.A.J.

    2001-01-01

    Few studies investigated the assumed positive effects of autonomous groups on individual psychological well-being. In the present study we investigated the hypotheses that (1) group autonomy is positively related to psychological well-being, (2) this relationship is mediated by individual autonomy,

  1. Autonomous System Design for Moessbauer Spectra Acquisition

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    Morales, A. L.; Zuluaga, J.; Cely, A.; Tobon, J.

    2001-01-01

    An autonomous system for Moessbauer spectroscopy based in a microcontroller has been designed. A timer of the microcontroller was used to generate the control signal for the Moessbauer linear motor, and a counter for the spectra acquisition. Additionally, the system has its own memory for data storage and a serial port to transmit the data to a computer for its later processing and display

  2. Requirement analysis for autonomous systems and intelligent ...

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    First we review innovative control architectures in electric power systems such as Microgrids, Virtual power plants and Cell based systems. We evaluate application of autonomous systems and intelligent agents in each of these control architectures particularly in the context of Denmark's strategic energy plans. The second ...

  3. Alleviating Autonomic Dysreflexia after Spinal Cord Injury

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    tracts originating from cortex, we may eventually be able to use cell transplantation as a bridge to promote targeted, functional axon regeneration ...13. SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES 14. ABSTRACT 15. SUBJECT TERMS autonomic dysreflexia, spinal cord injury, transplantation, axon regeneration 16. SECURITY...different root causes – i.e. using neural precursor cells to restore more normal innervation of sympathetic preganglionic neurons and

  4. Cyber Security Considerations for Autonomous Tactical Wheeled Vehicles

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    Update Will Enable Autonomous Driving. Retrieved August 6, 2015, from http://spectrum.ieee.org/: http://spectrum.ieee.org/ cars -that-think...Cyber Security Considerations for Autonomous Tactical Wheeled Vehicles 1 UNCLASSIFIED Cyber Security Considerations for... Autonomous Tactical Wheeled Vehicles Sebastian C Iovannitti 4/1/2016 Submitted to Lawrence Technological University College of Management in

  5. Effects of insula resection on autonomic nervous system activity

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    de Morree, Helma; Rutten, Geert-Jan; Szabo, B.M.; Sitskoorn, Margriet; Kop, Wijo

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    Background: The insula is an essential component of the central autonomic network and plays a critical role in autonomic regulation in response to environmental stressors. The role of the insula in human autonomic regulation has been primarily investigated following cerebrovascular accidents, but

  6. Tactical Decision Aids High Bandwidth Links Using Autonomous Vehicles

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    1 Tactical Decision Aids (High Bandwidth Links Using Autonomous Vehicles ) A. J. Healey, D. P. Horner, Center for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle...SUBTITLE Tactical Decision Aids (High Bandwidth Links Using Autonomous Vehicles ) 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6

  7. Advanced Autonomous Systems for Space Operations

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    Gross, A. R.; Smith, B. D.; Muscettola, N.; Barrett, A.; Mjolssness, E.; Clancy, D. J.

    2002-01-01

    New missions of exploration and space operations will require unprecedented levels of autonomy to successfully accomplish their objectives. Inherently high levels of complexity, cost, and communication distances will preclude the degree of human involvement common to current and previous space flight missions. With exponentially increasing capabilities of computer hardware and software, including networks and communication systems, a new balance of work is being developed between humans and machines. This new balance holds the promise of not only meeting the greatly increased space exploration requirements, but simultaneously dramatically reducing the design, development, test, and operating costs. New information technologies, which take advantage of knowledge-based software, model-based reasoning, and high performance computer systems, will enable the development of a new generation of design and development tools, schedulers, and vehicle and system health management capabilities. Such tools will provide a degree of machine intelligence and associated autonomy that has previously been unavailable. These capabilities are critical to the future of advanced space operations, since the science and operational requirements specified by such missions, as well as the budgetary constraints will limit the current practice of monitoring and controlling missions by a standing army of ground-based controllers. System autonomy capabilities have made great strides in recent years, for both ground and space flight applications. Autonomous systems have flown on advanced spacecraft, providing new levels of spacecraft capability and mission safety. Such on-board systems operate by utilizing model-based reasoning that provides the capability to work from high-level mission goals, while deriving the detailed system commands internally, rather than having to have such commands transmitted from Earth. This enables missions of such complexity and communication` distances as are not

  8. DE LAS ROCALLOSAS A LOS ANDES: EL EXPERIMENTO DE ESCUELAS CHARTER EN EL CONTEXTO POLÍTICO ARGENTINO

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: En 1999, se aprobó en la Provincia de San Luis (Argentina la creación de las denominadas 'Escuelas Experimentales Autogestionadas', inspiradas en el modelo charter norteamericano aunque con importantes diferencias. Este artículo describe la experiencia y explora las circunstancias por las que el proyecto fue desarticulado y abandonado prematuramente. El estudio incluyó un profundo análisis documental y entrevistas con referentes del proyecto, ex-funcionarios del Ministerio de Educación e integrantes de las asociaciones adjudicatarias. Se encontraron profundas incompatibilidades entre los principios rectores del proyecto - democratización, cooperativismo, autonomía y pluralidad -, las prácticas del sistema político provincial, y las estructuras y lógicas de poder tradicionales organizadas a nivel nacional.

  9. Caffeine delays autonomic recovery following acute exercise.

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    Bunsawat, Kanokwan; White, Daniel W; Kappus, Rebecca M; Baynard, Tracy

    2015-11-01

    Impaired autonomic recovery of heart rate (HR) following exercise is associated with an increased risk of sudden death. Caffeine, a potent stimulator of catecholamine release, has been shown to augment blood pressure (BP) and sympathetic nerve activity; however, whether caffeine alters autonomic function after a bout of exercise bout remains unclear. In a randomized, crossover study, 18 healthy individuals (26 ± 1 years; 23.9 ± 0.8 kg·m(-2)) ingested caffeine (400 mg) or placebo pills, followed by a maximal treadmill test to exhaustion. Autonomic function and ventricular depolarization/repolarization were determined using heart rate variability (HRV) and corrected QT interval (QTc), respectively, at baseline, 5, 15, and 30 minutes post-exercise. Maximal HR (HRmax) was greater with caffeine (192 ± 2 vs. 190 ± 2 beat·min(-1), p < 0.05). During recovery, HR, mean arterial pressure (MAP), and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) remained elevated with caffeine (p < 0.05). Natural log transformation of low-to-high frequency ratio (LnLF/LnHF) of HRV was increased compared with baseline at all time points in both trials (p < 0.05), with less of an increase during 5 and 15 minutes post-exercise in the caffeine trial (p < 0.05). QTc increased from baseline at all time points in both trials, with greater increases in the caffeine trial (p < 0.05). Caffeine ingestion disrupts post-exercise autonomic recovery because of increased sympathetic nerve activity. The prolonged sympathetic recovery time could subsequently hinder baroreflex function during recovery and disrupt the stability of autonomic function, potentiating a pro-arrhythmogenic state in young adults. © The European Society of Cardiology 2014.

  10. Tecnología asistencial móvil, con realidad aumentada, para las personas mayores

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    Rafael Saracchini

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    Full Text Available Las posibilidades que ofrecen las tecnologías son muchas, sin embargo, las personas mayores son a menudo incapaces de disfrutar de ellas plenamente, sintiéndose desanimadas o intimidadas por estos nuevos dispositivos. Esto les lleva a un progresivo aislamiento en una sociedad donde es esencial conocer las distintas formas de comunicación a través de Internet y las TIC. En este trabajo presentamos un estudio realizado durante el proyecto Nacodeal, cuyo objetivo es ofrecer una solución tecnológica para proporcionar autonomía y una mejor calidad de vida para las personas mayores durante sus actividades diarias mediante la integración de las TIC. Para lograr este objetivo se ha desarrollado tecnología puntera en realidad aumentada (RA, así como servicios de Internet e interfaces para dispositivos móviles especialmente diseñados para personas mayores. Estas tecnologías emplean la infraestructura presente en la mayoría de casas y centros de cuidados de mayores. Presentamos un prototipo de sistema compuesto por una tableta y un dispositivo de RA portátil, así como el análisis del impacto social en la interacción con usuarios y la valoración de la aceptación y usabilidad. Esta evaluación se llevó a cabo a través de grupos focales y pruebas piloto individuales con 48 participantes: ancianos, cuidadores y expertos. Sus comentarios concluyen que existen fuertes beneficios e intereses por parte de las personas mayores en las TIC asistenciales basadas en RA, especialmente en los aspectos relacionados con la comunicación y autonomía.

  11. Evaluación y autonomía en universidades públicas de América Latina

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    José Gregorio Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available El tópico central de este texto es el análisis de la incidencia que las políticas y prácticas de evaluación y acreditación han tenido en la autonomía de las universidades públicas, trabajo adelantado en el marco de la investigación “Autonomía y legitimidad de la educación superior en América Latina, un estudio comparado” y realizado por un grupo de profesores de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia. El enfoque de “aseguramiento de la calidad” orientado a garantizar el cumplimiento en un nivel mínimo aceptable de ciertas especificaciones (González, 2003 se ha venido imponiendo en la mayoría de los países y las instituciones. Aunque hay una tendencia homogeneizadora que conlleva cierto isomorfismo en las políticas y normativas nacionales y en las prácticas institucionales, existen diferencias en concepciones, metodologías, acciones y efectos de la evaluación tanto entre los países como en las universidades. En algunos casos, evaluación y acreditación se han convertido en un “fetiche” (Granovsky, 2003 por cuanto se usan principalmente como instrumento de información y control. Sin embargo, también hay ejemplos que las ubican como productoras de sentidos y dinamizadoras de procesos de transformación individual, colectiva o institucional.

  12. Historia de las Universidades.

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    ínicos”

    La civilización medieval produjo los arquetipos y el impulso dinámico para las fuerzas principales del mundo moderno. Representa el período de gestación de la cultura moderna. La ciencia occidental se desarrolló en las redes de la erudición medieval que en el siglo XII eran las escuelas catedralicias. La catedral de Chartres, simboliza, históricamente los comienzos de nuestra era científica y tecnológica.

    En la escuela de Chartres se establecieron las bases filosóficas para el surgimiento de la ciencia medieval y la moderna. El estudio de la naturaleza se constituyó en disciplina por derecho propio. En Chartres, durante el siglo XII, el estudio de la ciencia obtuvo por primera vez una prioridad definitiva sobre la enseñanza de las artes liberales y los maestros lucharon por la instauración de osadas reformas en la educación superior general centrando el programa de estudios de ciencias naturales en el cuadrivio: aritmética, música (como matemáticas geometría y astronomía y no en las humanidades tradicionales del trivio: gramática, retórica y lógica.

    La escuela de Chartres desafiaba así a los 7 siglos de enseñanzas cristianas a cerca del lugar de la naturaleza en el esquema divino, contra todas las resistencias de las grandes escuelas catedralicias de Orleans, Saint Victor en París y Laon. El ser humano y el mundo eran una unidad en el pensamiento de Chartres; trivio y cuadrivio eran parte de un universo único. Pedro Abelardo En sus escritos (siglo XII se hallan las raíces históricas de la técnica, del método con el que las grandes escuelas universitarias del S XIII construyeron, organizaron y expresaron sus doctrinas, las síntesis teológicas más complejas y más completas de la edad media. Abelardo en la Escuela de Santa Genoveva en París y Cátedra de Notre-Dame, Busca huir de los condicionamientos de las estructuras culturales cerradas e inmóviles y de las rígidas concepciones tradicionales para abrirse a una vía de investigaci

  13. Historia de las Hormonas

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    El historiador Garrison afirma en su libro Introducción a la Historia de la Medicina que… “la nueva ciencia de la endocrinología, aunque arraigada en el pasado prehistórico, es virtualmente una creación del siglo XX…”

    Eso es precisamente lo que se quiere mostrar en este libro: las raíces hundidas en el pasado y los sorprendentes hallazgos de la modernidad de la centuria precedente, con algunos hechos importantes acaecidos en el siglo XIX.

    Los primeros datos conocidos comenzaron por las observaciones sobre animales y humanos castrados, sobre gigantes y enanos, diabéticos, cotudos y cretinos, y luego sobre las descripciones incipientes de los órganos endocrinos más grandes como el cuerpo tiroides, las cápsulas suprarrenales, testículos, ovarios y la glándula pituitaria. Personajes que podrían perfectamente provenir del país de Lilliput o de un circo del vecindario, tal era su extraña apariencia.

    Una eventual relación entre los casos clínicos mencionados y las glándulas se ignoraba casi totalmente, casi porque sí se sabía lo que ocurría a un animal o a un hombre castrado, antes y después de la pubertad. Por eso nos detendremos en algunas anécdotas (imposible la historia completa de los eunucos (y por espacio de dos siglos, particularmente en Italia, de los hombres-soprano denominados los castrati.

    Persistía la incógnita sobre la función de ciertos órganos o tejidos –llamados por siglos glándulas sin conducto (incluídos órganos hematopoyéticos como el timo, el bazo o los ganglios linfáticos: una pituitaria productora de moco, que drenaba en las fosas nasales el moco excesivo que se producía en los catarros; o una tiroides que lubricaba la laringe, unas cápsulas suprarrenales que sostenían los riñones, unos ovarios que eran testículos femeninos, o unos testículos que –esos sí- regaban semilla en el útero de las mujeres. Y tambi

  14. Las organizaciones complejas

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    2002-05-01

    Full Text Available El aproximarse a las organizaciones con la visión de la complejidad permite observar sus múltiples interrelaciones, la relación orden-desorden-relaciones-retroacciones que se desarrollan en su interior, la íntima influencia bi-direccional entre el entorno y la organización, la emergencia y la autoorganizacion, la importancia de la información-ruido; en fin, observar a la organización como un sistema dinámico, no lineal, abierto y complejo. En este artículo se presentan los fundamentos de la complejidad en las organizaciones, y se describen los principales elementos que la constituyen.

  15. Humanismo en las universidades

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    Full Text Available Algunas universidades del país, con encomiable acierto, han establecido, en los programas de sus ciclos de enseñanza profesional, el estudio de asignaturas de cultura general. Y para prestigiarlas, las han rotulado con una denominación ciertamente esclarecida y grata, término de rancia prosapia, de insigne lastre histórico: humanidades.

  16. Derrida en las pampas

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1984-784X.2011v11n16p16 En el año 2003 Mariano Ben Plotkin publica Freud en las pampas. Orígenes y desarrollo de una cultura psicoanalítica en la Argentina (1910-1983: un estudio minucioso de la recepción y difusión del psicoanálisis que recupero tanto en sus aspectos metodológicos como en sus conjeturas sobre la relación que los intelectuales argentinos suelen entablar con el pensamiento europeo (tesis que se refuerzan si se las lee en conjunción con las desarrolladas respecto de lo que ha acontecido en el campo de los estudios literarios en nuestro país entre la segunda mitad del siglo XX hasta la fecha –cf. Gerbaudo, 2006a, 2007a, 2007b-. Plotkin pone la descripción de la masiva difusión del psicoanálisis en Argentina en el corte temporal seleccionado al servicio del estudio de los factores culturales, sociales y políticos que hicieron lugar a esa acogida.

  17. Las juventudes falangistas

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Una de las servidumbres de cualquier intervención como la que me propongo realizar aquí es la de los prolegómenos, siempre inevitables. Cuando inicié la preparación de estas líneas pronto caí en la cuenta de que poco se podía entender sin clarificar una serie de cuestiones que yo creía previas. Al final no resultaron ser previas sino más bien contextúales. En todo caso necesarias. Por eso en primer lugar nos detendremos en intentar desentrañar las relaciones entre juventud y fascismo. Veremos después algunos datos contextúales de Falange como partido único en el régimen de Franco, y terminaremos analizando las causas del fracaso de la organización juvenil falangista como aparato del Partido, dirigido a obtener tanto una reprodución política interna como su implantación en la sociedad civil.

  18. Discrepancia entre padres e hijos en la percepción del funcionamiento familiar y desarrollo de la autonomía adolescente.

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    RESUMEN El estudio se enmarca en el paradigma contextual dialéctico, realizando una aproximación conceptual a la adolescencia, la familia, y la autonomía, y describiendo la transformación que han experimentado estas realidades. Desde el prisma evolutivo-educativo se entiende la autonomía adolescente como parte del proceso madurativo de definición de la primera identidad (Teoría Epigenética de Erikson). Parece que el conflicto paterno-filial, apoyado en la cercanía emocional en las relacion...

  19. Fundamentales en el Marco del Estado de las Autonomías

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    En aquest treball, l'autor examina, tenint en compte la competència estatal de l'article 149.1.1 CE, el paper que tenen els drets fonamentals en l'Estat de les autonomies. A partir de la doctrina del Tribunal Constitucional sobre la competència de l'Estat per regular les condicions bàsiques que garanteixin la igualtat en l'exercici dels drets fonamentals per als ciutadans en el conjunt del territori de l'Estat, nega que els drets fonamentals es puguin considerar una matèria competencial, subj...

  20. Las telenovelas juveniles mexicanas y las adolescentas obesas

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    Tania Meza

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación analiza la opresión por cuerpo (obesidad a la que las mujeres son sometidas dentro del sistema patriarcal durante la adolescencia, específicamente a través de la representación televisiva que de las jóvenes gordas se hace en la telenovela juvenil mexicana. Los enormes niveles de audiencia que poseen las telenovelas en nuestro país hace indispensable, para los estudios de género desde las ciencias dela comunicación, estudiar el papel de las mujeres en dichas teleseries. En este análisis se pretende mostrar la triple marginación a la que son sometidas las adolescentes obesas en las telenovelas juveniles mexicanas: por ser mujeres, por ser jóvenes y por ser gordas.

  1. Autonomic dysfunction in different subtypes of multiple system atrophy.

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    Schmidt, Claudia; Herting, Birgit; Prieur, Silke; Junghanns, Susann; Schweitzer, Katherine; Globas, Christoph; Schöls, Ludger; Reichmann, Heinz; Berg, Daniela; Ziemssen, Tjalf

    2008-09-15

    Multiple system atrophy (MSA) can clinically be divided into the cerebellar (MSA-C) and the parkinsonian (MSA-P) variant. However, till now, it is unknown whether autonomic dysfunction in these two entities differs regarding severity and profile. We compared the pattern of autonomic dysfunction in 12 patients with MSA-C and 26 with MSA-P in comparison with 27 age- and sex-matched healthy controls using a standard battery of autonomic function tests and a structured anamnesis of the autonomic nervous system. MSA-P patients complained significantly more often about the symptoms of autonomic dysfunctions than MSA-C patients, especially regarding vasomotor, secretomotor, and gastrointestinal subsystems. However, regarding cardiovascular, sudomotor pupil, urogenital, and sleep subsystems, there were no significant quantitative or qualitative differences as analyzed by autonomic anamnesis and testing. Our results suggest that there are only minor differences in the pattern of autonomic dysfunction between the two clinical MSA phenotypes. (c) 2007 Movement Disorder Society.

  2. Longitudinal Control for Mengshi Autonomous Vehicle via Gauss Cloud Model

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    Hongbo Gao

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Dynamic robustness and stability control is a requirement for self-driving of autonomous vehicle. Longitudinal control technique of autonomous vehicle is basic theory and one key complex technique which must have the reliability and precision of vehicle controller. The longitudinal control technique is one of the foundations of the safety and stability of autonomous vehicle control. In our paper, we present a longitudinal control algorithm based on cloud model for Mengshi autonomous vehicle to ensure the dynamic stability and tracking performance of Mengshi autonomous vehicle. The longitudinal control algorithm mainly uses cloud model generator to control the acceleration of the autonomous vehicle to achieve the goal that controls the speed of Mengshi autonomous vehicle. The proposed longitudinal control algorithm based on cloud model is verified by real experiments on Highway driving scene. The experiments results of the acceleration and speed show that the algorithm is validity and stability.

  3. Lo relativo y lo universal en la defensa de las humanidades para la democracia

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    Liliana Galindo

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Cuando se pone en duda la importancia del estudio de las humanidades aparecen varios argumentos en su defensa. En este ensayo se analiza uno de ellos: la democracia las necesita. A partir del modelo educativo para la democracia que Martha Nussbaum propone en Sin fines de lucro: por qué la democracia necesita de las humanidades se explora la noción de educación liberal, la necesidad de la democracia y la idea de humanidad que aparecen en este argumento, con el fin de preguntarnos sobre la importancia que se le da al estudio especializado de las humanidades en la educación superior, lo que se entiende por ellas, su autonomía frente a su función para la democracia, y la manera en que educan la forma en que vemos a los otros y nos relacionamos con ellos. 

  4. El universo de las combinaciones de negocios. Consorcios de cooperación

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    Monfardini de Franchini, Beatriz; Tramallino de Guinea, Marta S.; Cruz de Innocente, Rosa T.; Carbajal, Margarita C.; de Castro, Idalia G.

    2008-01-01

    La cooperación entre empresas surge como una estrategia competitiva que éstas han desarrollado para adaptarse a una economía globalizada, en términos contables: COMBINACIONES DE NEGOCIOS. En el ámbito jurídico la cooperación empresaria carece de una regulación precisa y ordenada. No existe una teoría general de los contratos asociativos; las posibles variantes en ellos quedan libradas, salvo contadas excepciones, al principio de la "autonomía de la voluntad" de las partes, axioma rector del d...

  5. La desacertada definición de las cláusulas del contrato administrativo como exorbitantes y sus efectos jurídicos

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    Suárez Serrano, Leonardo Javier

    2015-01-01

    El objetivo central de este trabajo es analizar los efectos de las cláusulas exorbitantes del contrato administrativo con el principio de autonomía de la voluntad de las partes. En el primer capítulo se desarrollan criterios doctrinarios sobre el contrato administrativo, analizando sus principios, elementos, formación y características, entre éstas, las cláusulas exorbitantes. Así mismo, en este apartado analizamos desde el punto de vista doctrinal a las principales cláusulas exorbitantes y e...

  6. Autonomous System Technologies for Resilient Airspace Operations

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    Houston, Vincent E.; Le Vie, Lisa R.

    2017-01-01

    Increasing autonomous systems within the aircraft cockpit begins with an effort to understand what autonomy is and developing the technology that encompasses it. Autonomy allows an agent, human or machine, to act independently within a circumscribed set of goals; delegating responsibility to the agent(s) to achieve overall system objective(s). Increasingly Autonomous Systems (IAS) are the highly sophisticated progression of current automated systems toward full autonomy. Working in concert with humans, these types of technologies are expected to improve the safety, reliability, costs, and operational efficiency of aviation. IAS implementation is imminent, which makes the development and the proper performance of such technologies, with respect to cockpit operation efficiency, the management of air traffic and data communication information, vital. A prototype IAS agent that attempts to optimize the identification and distribution of "relevant" air traffic data to be utilized by human crews during complex airspace operations has been developed.

  7. Grid administration: towards an autonomic approach

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    Ubeda Garcia, M; Tsaregorodtsev, A; Charpentier, P; Bernardof, V

    2012-01-01

    Within the DIRAC framework in the LHCb collaboration, we deployed an autonomous policy system acting as a central status information point for grid elements. Experts working as grid administrators have a broad and very deep knowledge about the underlying system which makes them very precious. We have attempted to formalize this knowledge in an autonomous system able to aggregate information, draw conclusions, validate them, and take actions accordingly. The DIRAC Resource Status System (RSS) is a monitoring and generic policy system that enforces managerial and operational actions automatically. As an example, the status of a grid entity can be evaluated using a number of policies, each making assessments relative to specific monitoring information. Individual results of these policies can be combined to evaluate and propose a global status for the resource. This evaluation goes through a validation step driven by a state machine and an external validation system. Once validated, actions can be triggered acco...

  8. 13th International Conference Intelligent Autonomous Systems

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    Michael, Nathan; Berns, Karsten; Yamaguchi, Hiroaki

    2016-01-01

    This book describes the latest research accomplishments, innovations, and visions in the field of robotics as presented at the 13th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS), held in Padua in July 2014, by leading researchers, engineers, and practitioners from across the world. The contents amply confirm that robots, machines, and systems are rapidly achieving intelligence and autonomy, mastering more and more capabilities such as mobility and manipulation, sensing and perception, reasoning, and decision making. A wide range of research results and applications are covered, and particular attention is paid to the emerging role of autonomous robots and intelligent systems in industrial production, which reflects their maturity and robustness. The contributions have been selected through a rigorous peer-review process and contain many exciting and visionary ideas that will further galvanize the research community, spurring novel research directions. The series of biennial IAS conferences ...

  9. Wavefront Propagation and Fuzzy Based Autonomous Navigation

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    Adel Al-Jumaily

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Path planning and obstacle avoidance are the two major issues in any navigation system. Wavefront propagation algorithm, as a good path planner, can be used to determine an optimal path. Obstacle avoidance can be achieved using possibility theory. Combining these two functions enable a robot to autonomously navigate to its destination. This paper presents the approach and results in implementing an autonomous navigation system for an indoor mobile robot. The system developed is based on a laser sensor used to retrieve data to update a two dimensional world model of therobot environment. Waypoints in the path are incorporated into the obstacle avoidance. Features such as ageing of objects and smooth motion planning are implemented to enhance efficiency and also to cater for dynamic environments.

  10. Autonomous Robot Navigation based on Visual Landmarks

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    Livatino, Salvatore

    2005-01-01

    The use of landmarks for robot navigation is a popular alternative to having a geometrical model of the environment through which to navigate and monitor self-localization. If the landmarks are defined as special visual structures already in the environment then we have the possibility of fully a...... automatically learn and store visual landmarks, and later recognize these landmarks from arbitrary positions and thus estimate robot position and heading.......The use of landmarks for robot navigation is a popular alternative to having a geometrical model of the environment through which to navigate and monitor self-localization. If the landmarks are defined as special visual structures already in the environment then we have the possibility of fully...... autonomous navigation and self-localization using automatically selected landmarks. The thesis investigates autonomous robot navigation and proposes a new method which benefits from the potential of the visual sensor to provide accuracy and reliability to the navigation process while relying on naturally...

  11. Mobile Robot Designed with Autonomous Navigation System

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    An, Feng; Chen, Qiang; Zha, Yanfang; Tao, Wenyin

    2017-10-01

    With the rapid development of robot technology, robots appear more and more in all aspects of life and social production, people also ask more requirements for the robot, one is that robot capable of autonomous navigation, can recognize the road. Take the common household sweeping robot as an example, which could avoid obstacles, clean the ground and automatically find the charging place; Another example is AGV tracking car, which can following the route and reach the destination successfully. This paper introduces a new type of robot navigation scheme: SLAM, which can build the environment map in a totally strange environment, and at the same time, locate its own position, so as to achieve autonomous navigation function.

  12. Autonomous reinforcement learning with experience replay.

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    Wawrzyński, Paweł; Tanwani, Ajay Kumar

    2013-05-01

    This paper considers the issues of efficiency and autonomy that are required to make reinforcement learning suitable for real-life control tasks. A real-time reinforcement learning algorithm is presented that repeatedly adjusts the control policy with the use of previously collected samples, and autonomously estimates the appropriate step-sizes for the learning updates. The algorithm is based on the actor-critic with experience replay whose step-sizes are determined on-line by an enhanced fixed point algorithm for on-line neural network training. An experimental study with simulated octopus arm and half-cheetah demonstrates the feasibility of the proposed algorithm to solve difficult learning control problems in an autonomous way within reasonably short time. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  13. Blunted autonomic response in cluster headache patients

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    Barloese, Mads; Brinth, Louise; Mehlsen, Jesper

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Cluster headache (CH) is a disabling headache disorder with chronobiological features. The posterior hypothalamus is involved in CH pathophysiology and is a hub for autonomic control. We studied autonomic response to the head-up tilt table test (HUT) including heart rate variability...... (HRV) in CH patients and compared results to healthy controls. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Twenty-seven episodic and chronic CH patients and an equal number of age-, sex- and BMI-matched controls were included. We analyzed responses to HUT in the time and frequency domain and by non-linear analysis. RESULTS......: CH patients have normal cardiovascular responses compared to controls but increased blood pressure. In the frequency analysis CH patients had a smaller change in the normalized low- (LF) (2.89 vs. 13.38, p 

  14. Efforts toward an autonomous wheelchair - biomed 2011.

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    Barrett, Steven; Streeter, Robert

    2011-01-01

    An autonomous wheelchair is in development to provide mobility to those with significant physical challenges. The overall goal of the project is to develop a wheelchair that is fully autonomous with the ability to navigate about an environment and negotiate obstacles. As a starting point for the project, we have reversed engineered the joystick control system of an off-the-shelf commercially available wheelchair. The joystick control has been replaced with a microcontroller based system. The microcontroller has the capability to interface with a number of subsystems currently under development including wheel odometers, obstacle avoidance sensors, and ultrasonic-based wall sensors. This paper will discuss the microcontroller based system and provide a detailed system description. Results of this study may be adapted to commercial or military robot control.

  15. Autonomía femenina y factores asociados al uso de servicios maternos en Colombia (2010

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    Ángela Rocío López

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo analizamos empíricamente los factores que inciden en la decisión del uso de atención materna en Colombia para el 2010. Estimamos un modelo logístico- binomial para explicar la asistencia de las mujeres a controles prenatales y la atención médica en el parto, utilizando una submuestra de la Encuesta Nacional de Demografía y Salud de 2010. Entre las variables consideradas están la edad de la mujer, el número de hijos o hijas, el índice de riqueza del hogar, el nivel educativo de la mujer y su cónyuge, algunas dimensiones de autonomía femenina, entre otros. Los resultados indican que el nivel educativo, la región de residencia y la participación de la mujer en las decisiones sobre su salud y el uso de anticonceptivos, son las variables que más influenciaron en la probabilidad de emplear servicios maternos.

  16. Autonomous Sea-Ice Thickness Survey

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    2016-06-01

    the conductivity of an infinitely thick slab of sea ice. Ice thickness, Hice, is then obtained by subtracting the height of the ...Thickness Survey of Sea Ice Runway” ERDC/CRREL SR-16-4 ii Abstract We conducted an autonomous survey of sea -ice thickness using the Polar rover Yeti...efficiency relative to manual surveys routinely con- ducted to assess the safety of roads and runways constructed on the sea ice. Yeti executed the

  17. Biological Inspiration for Agile Autonomous Air Vehicles

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    2007-11-01

    half of one wing, bees with legs packed with pollen , butterflies or moths with torn and frayed wings likewise are capable of apparently normal flight...technologies. To appreciate this, consider a not unreasonable extension of a wide area autonomous search (WAAS) munition operational scenario. Here...detect and destroy missile launchers that are operating in the back alleys of an urban areas or search Evers, J.H. (2007) Biological Inspiration for Agile

  18. Autonomous Spacecraft Communication Interface for Load Planning

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    Dever, Timothy P.; May, Ryan D.; Morris, Paul H.

    2014-01-01

    Ground-based controllers can remain in continuous communication with spacecraft in low Earth orbit (LEO) with near-instantaneous communication speeds. This permits near real-time control of all of the core spacecraft systems by ground personnel. However, as NASA missions move beyond LEO, light-time communication delay issues, such as time lag and low bandwidth, will prohibit this type of operation. As missions become more distant, autonomous control of manned spacecraft will be required. The focus of this paper is the power subsystem. For present missions, controllers on the ground develop a complete schedule of power usage for all spacecraft components. This paper presents work currently underway at NASA to develop an architecture for an autonomous spacecraft, and focuses on the development of communication between the Mission Manager and the Autonomous Power Controller. These two systems must work together in order to plan future load use and respond to unanticipated plan deviations. Using a nominal spacecraft architecture and prototype versions of these two key components, a number of simulations are run under a variety of operational conditions, enabling development of content and format of the messages necessary to achieve the desired goals. The goals include negotiation of a load schedule that meets the global requirements (contained in the Mission Manager) and local power system requirements (contained in the Autonomous Power Controller), and communication of off-plan disturbances that arise while executing a negotiated plan. The message content is developed in two steps: first, a set of rapid-prototyping "paper" simulations are preformed; then the resultant optimized messages are codified for computer communication for use in automated testing.

  19. Development of autonomous vehicles’ testing system

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    Ivanov, A. M.; Shadrin, S. S.

    2018-02-01

    This article describes overview of automated and, in perspective, autonomous vehicles’ (AV) implementation risks. Set of activities, actual before the use of AVs on public roads, minimizing negative technical and social problems of AVs’ implementation is presented. Classification of vehicle’s automated control systems operating conditions is formulated. Groups of tests for AVs are developed and justified, sequence of AVs’ testing system formation is proposed.

  20. An architecture for an autonomous learning robot

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    Tillotson, Brian

    1988-01-01

    An autonomous learning device must solve the example bounding problem, i.e., it must divide the continuous universe into discrete examples from which to learn. We describe an architecture which incorporates an example bounder for learning. The architecture is implemented in the GPAL program. An example run with a real mobile robot shows that the program learns and uses new causal, qualitative, and quantitative relationships.

  1. The Rise of the Autonomous Cyber Criminal

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    Rogers, Marcus

    2015-01-01

    Are we on the threshold of a new evolution of cyber crime? There has been numerous discussions and SciFi themes that have centered around truly autonomous online criminal behavior. This talk will look at the myths and realities surrounding the potential for automated systems to turn to the "dark side" and become uber cyber criminals, and what if anything we can do to prevent or at least detect this type of criminal behavior.

  2. Feasible Path Planning for Autonomous Vehicles

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    Vu Trieu Minh

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this paper is to find feasible path planning algorithms for nonholonomic vehicles including flatness, polynomial, and symmetric polynomial trajectories subject to the real vehicle dynamical constraints. Performances of these path planning methods are simulated and compared to evaluate the more realistic and smoother generated trajectories. Results show that the symmetric polynomial algorithm provides the smoothest trajectory. Therefore, this algorithm is recommended for the development of an automatic control for autonomous vehicles.

  3. Recommendations for Autonomous Industrial Vehicle Performance Standards

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    Bostelman , Roger

    2016-01-01

    International audience; A workshop was held at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, called: “Autonomous Industrial Vehicles: From the Laboratory to the Factory Floor”. Nine research papers were presented followed by a discussion session summarized in this paper. The workshop findings are intended to be useful for developing standards within the ASTM F45 Committee for Driverless Automatic Industrial Vehicles. This paper provides feedback from the discussion listing the...

  4. Flocking algorithm for autonomous flying robots.

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    Virágh, Csaba; Vásárhelyi, Gábor; Tarcai, Norbert; Szörényi, Tamás; Somorjai, Gergő; Nepusz, Tamás; Vicsek, Tamás

    2014-06-01

    Animal swarms displaying a variety of typical flocking patterns would not exist without the underlying safe, optimal and stable dynamics of the individuals. The emergence of these universal patterns can be efficiently reconstructed with agent-based models. If we want to reproduce these patterns with artificial systems, such as autonomous aerial robots, agent-based models can also be used in their control algorithms. However, finding the proper algorithms and thus understanding the essential characteristics of the emergent collective behaviour requires thorough and realistic modeling of the robot and also the environment. In this paper, we first present an abstract mathematical model of an autonomous flying robot. The model takes into account several realistic features, such as time delay and locality of communication, inaccuracy of the on-board sensors and inertial effects. We present two decentralized control algorithms. One is based on a simple self-propelled flocking model of animal collective motion, the other is a collective target tracking algorithm. Both algorithms contain a viscous friction-like term, which aligns the velocities of neighbouring agents parallel to each other. We show that this term can be essential for reducing the inherent instabilities of such a noisy and delayed realistic system. We discuss simulation results on the stability of the control algorithms, and perform real experiments to show the applicability of the algorithms on a group of autonomous quadcopters. In our case, bio-inspiration works in two ways. On the one hand, the whole idea of trying to build and control a swarm of robots comes from the observation that birds tend to flock to optimize their behaviour as a group. On the other hand, by using a realistic simulation framework and studying the group behaviour of autonomous robots we can learn about the major factors influencing the flight of bird flocks.

  5. Autonomous Highway Systems Safety and Security

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    Sajjad, Imran

    2017-01-01

    Automated vehicles are getting closer each day to large-scale deployment. It is expected that self-driving cars will be able to alleviate traffic congestion by safely operating at distances closer than human drivers are capable of and will overall improve traffic throughput. In these conditions, passenger safety and security is of utmost importance. When multiple autonomous cars follow each other on a highway, they will form what is known as a cyber-physical system. In a general setting, t...

  6. Sobre las políticas de investigación en la universidad

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    Jorge Charum

    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available La definición de las orientaciones políticas investigativas en el interior de las universidades debe tener en cuenta tanto las políticas nacionales como las políticas propias de los grupos de investigación. Estas transformaciones sociocognitivas en la noción de investigación que progresivamente se están dando debido a los contextos sociales en los que se realizan, han de atenderse en cuenta en la concepción y la puesta en marcha de las políticas, partiendo de las capacidades institucionales. La noción de programa de investigación puede servir de referencia para ordenar y organizar las actividades interiores de los investigadores y de los grupos de investigación. La constitución de la memoria estructurada sobre las dinámicas de la investigación puede servir de base para conseguir una autonomía en el campo de la investigación.

  7. SOBRE LAS POLÍTICAS DE INVESTIGACIÓN EN LA UNIVERSIDAD

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    Jorge Charum

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available La definición de las orientaciones políticas investigativas en el interior de las universidades debe tener en cuenta tanto las políticas nacionales como las políticas propias de los grupos de investigación. Estas transformaciones sociocognitivas en la noción de investigación que progresivamente se están dando debido a los contextos sociales en los que se realizan, han de atenderse en cuenta en la concepción y la puesta en marcha de las políticas, partiendo de las capacidades institucionales. La noción de programa de investigación puede servir de referencia para ordenar y organizar las actividades interiores de los investigadores y de los grupos de investigación. La constitución de la memoria estructurada sobre las dinámicas de la investigación puede servir de base para conseguir una autonomía en el campo de la investigación.

  8. Las marcas propias en Colombia

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    Carlos Felipe Payán Rodríguez

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza la situación actual de las marcas propias en Colombia, teniendo en cuenta su creciente auge al interior de las grandes superficies. Mediante este tipo de marcas el mismo distribuidor vende productos y servicios con su nombre o recurriendo a una marca de su propiedad, compitiendo con las marcas ya posicionadas en el mercado de los fabricantes. El texto se articula, primero, en una contextualización con base en doctrina comparada respecto de las marcas propias. Luego, se aplican las reglas de dichos conceptos doctrinales a la situación actual colombiana. Por último, se plantean dos problemas jurídicos respecto de las marcas propias, uno, analizado desde la propiedad industrial, y el otro, desde las reglas del Estatuto del Consumidor.

  9. Las mujeres lacandonas: cambios recientes

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    Lucie Nečasová

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available El artículo se enfoca en los cambios en la vida de las mujeres lacandonas contemporáneas. Analiza cómo se han modificado el modo de la vida, las costumbres y las relaciones de la mujer dentro de las propias familias pero también dentro de la sociedad y la comunidad. El objetivo es mostrar los cambios reflejados en la vida de las mujeres de tres generaciones. El estudio está basado en las etnografías disponibles combinadas con el propio trabajo de campo realizado en las comunidades Lacanjá y Nahá en los años 2008 y 2009.

  10. PET imaging of the autonomic nervous system

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    THACKERAY, James T.; BENGEL, Frank M.

    2016-01-01

    The autonomic nervous system is the primary extrinsic control of heart rate and contractility, and is subject to adaptive and maladaptive changes in cardiovascular disease. Consequently, noninvasive assessment of neuronal activity and function is an attractive target for molecular imaging. A myriad of targeted radiotracers have been developed over the last 25 years for imaging various components of the sympathetic and parasympathetic signal cascades. While routine clinical use remains somewhat limited, a number of larger scale studies in recent years have supplied momentum to molecular imaging of autonomic signaling. Specifically, the findings of the ADMIRE HF trial directly led to United States Food and Drug Administration approval of 123I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) for Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) assessment of sympathetic neuronal innervation, and comparable results have been reported using the analogous PET agent 11C-meta-hydroxyephedrine (HED). Due to the inherent capacity for dynamic quantification and higher spatial resolution, regional analysis may be better served by PET. In addition, preliminary clinical and extensive preclinical experience has provided a broad foundation of cardiovascular applications for PET imaging of the autonomic nervous system. Recent years have witnessed the growth of novel quantification techniques, expansion of multiple tracer studies, and improved understanding of the uptake of different radiotracers, such that the transitional biology of dysfunctional subcellular catecholamine handling can be distinguished from complete denervation. As a result, sympathetic neuronal molecular imaging is poised to play a role in individualized patient care, by stratifying cardiovascular risk, visualizing underlying biology, and guiding and monitoring therapy.

  11. Autonomous Aeromagnetic Surveys Using a Fluxgate Magnetometer

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    Douglas G. Macharet

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Recent advances in the research of autonomous vehicles have showed a vast range of applications, such as exploration, surveillance and environmental monitoring. Considering the mining industry, it is possible to use such vehicles in the prospection of minerals of commercial interest beneath the ground. However, tasks such as geophysical surveys are highly dependent on specific sensors, which mostly are not designed to be used in these new range of autonomous vehicles. In this work, we propose a novel magnetic survey pipeline that aims to increase versatility, speed and robustness by using autonomous rotary-wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs. We also discuss the development of a state-of-the-art three-axis fluxgate, where our goal in this work was to refine and adjust the sensor topology and coupled electronics specifically for this type of vehicle and application. The sensor was built with two ring-cores using a specially developed stress-annealed CoFeSiB amorphous ribbon, in order to get sufficient resolution to detect concentrations of small ferrous minerals. Finally, we report on the results of experiments performed with a real UAV in an outdoor environment, showing the efficacy of the methodology in detecting an artificial ferrous anomaly.

  12. Autonomous Aeromagnetic Surveys Using a Fluxgate Magnetometer.

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    Macharet, Douglas G; Perez-Imaz, Héctor I A; Rezeck, Paulo A F; Potje, Guilherme A; Benyosef, Luiz C C; Wiermann, André; Freitas, Gustavo M; Garcia, Luis G U; Campos, Mario F M

    2016-12-17

    Recent advances in the research of autonomous vehicles have showed a vast range of applications, such as exploration, surveillance and environmental monitoring. Considering the mining industry, it is possible to use such vehicles in the prospection of minerals of commercial interest beneath the ground. However, tasks such as geophysical surveys are highly dependent on specific sensors, which mostly are not designed to be used in these new range of autonomous vehicles. In this work, we propose a novel magnetic survey pipeline that aims to increase versatility, speed and robustness by using autonomous rotary-wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). We also discuss the development of a state-of-the-art three-axis fluxgate, where our goal in this work was to refine and adjust the sensor topology and coupled electronics specifically for this type of vehicle and application. The sensor was built with two ring-cores using a specially developed stress-annealed CoFeSiB amorphous ribbon, in order to get sufficient resolution to detect concentrations of small ferrous minerals. Finally, we report on the results of experiments performed with a real UAV in an outdoor environment, showing the efficacy of the methodology in detecting an artificial ferrous anomaly.

  13. SOLON: An autonomous vehicle mission planner

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    Dudziak, M. J.

    1987-01-01

    The State-Operator Logic Machine (SOLON) Planner provides an architecture for effective real-time planning and replanning for an autonomous vehicle. The highlights of the system, which distinguish it from other AI-based planners that have been designed previously, are its hybrid application of state-driven control architecture and the use of both schematic representations and logic programming for the management of its knowledge base. SOLON is designed to provide multiple levels of planning for a single autonomous vehicle which is supplied with a skeletal, partially-specified mission plan at the outset of the vehicle's operations. This mission plan consists of a set of objectives, each of which will be decomposable by the planner into tasks. These tasks are themselves comparatively complex sets of actions which are executable by a conventional real-time control system which does not perform planning but which is capable of making adjustments or modifications to the provided tasks according to constraints and tolerances provided by the Planner. The current implementation of the SOLON is in the form of a real-time simulation of the Planner module of an Intelligent Vehicle Controller (IVC) on-board an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). The simulation is embedded within a larger simulator environment known as ICDS (Intelligent Controller Development System) operating on a Symbolics 3645/75 computer.

  14. Safety performance monitoring of autonomous marine systems

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    Thieme, Christoph A.; Utne, Ingrid B.

    2017-01-01

    The marine environment is vast, harsh, and challenging. Unanticipated faults and events might lead to loss of vessels, transported goods, collected scientific data, and business reputation. Hence, systems have to be in place that monitor the safety performance of operation and indicate if it drifts into an intolerable safety level. This article proposes a process for developing safety indicators for the operation of autonomous marine systems (AMS). The condition of safety barriers and resilience engineering form the basis for the development of safety indicators, synthesizing and further adjusting the dual assurance and the resilience based early warning indicator (REWI) approaches. The article locates the process for developing safety indicators in the system life cycle emphasizing a timely implementation of the safety indicators. The resulting safety indicators reflect safety in AMS operation and can assist in planning of operations, in daily operational decision-making, and identification of improvements. Operation of an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) exemplifies the process for developing safety indicators and their implementation. The case study shows that the proposed process leads to a comprehensive set of safety indicators. It is expected that application of the resulting safety indicators consequently will contribute to safer operation of current and future AMS. - Highlights: • Process for developing safety indicators for autonomous marine systems. • Safety indicators based on safety barriers and resilience thinking. • Location of the development process in the system lifecycle. • Case study on AUV demonstrating applicability of the process.

  15. Autonomía educativa en la provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina: comparación entre dos distritos escolares. Una perspectiva neo-institucionalista

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    M. Fernanda Astiz

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El presente artículo aporta evidencia empírica sobre políticas adoptadas, resultados y consecuencias de las iniciativas de descentralización y autonomía educativa implementadas en Argentina en los años noventa. Este estudio realiza una evaluación de las implicancias del concepto de autonomía educativa en el país y de cómo fue adoptado tanto a nivel provincial como en las escuelas. Utilizando un paradigma neo-institucionalista, y mediante el uso de fuentes de información fidedignas de la provincia de Buenos Aires y de dos distritos escolares del Gran Buenos Aires, el estudio analiza la función que los factores organizativos cumplen en la implementación de la reforma. El objetivo de la presente investigación es analizar en forma comparativa las características institucionales y las consecuencias que las mismas acarrean en distritos que atienden poblaciones sociopolíticas diferentes.

  16. Las narcodemocracias andinas

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    Olivier DABÈNE

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Los países de América Latina están afectados en diferentes aspectos por el tráfico de drogas. En especial, en los países andinos, esta actividad ha condicionado de manera decisiva el tipo de régimen democrático iniciado en algún caso en la década de 1980, como Perú o Bolivia, o el régimen colombiano. El autor califica a estos regímenes como narcodemocracias por los efectos del tráfico de drogas no sólo en el orden social y económico, que analiza de forma profunda, sino por la politización del narcotráfico. Las respuestas de las democracias han sido bien distintas en los tres casos analizados, afectando, sin embargo, en todos ellos, a la gobernabilidad de las mismas y a su legitimidad.ABSTRACT: Latin American countries are affected by narcotrafico in different aspects. Particularly, in Andean countries, this activity has deeply conditioned the type of democratic regime installed in some cases in the eighties, as Perou and Bolivia, or the colombian regimen. The author characterizes these regimes as narcodemocracias by effects of narcotrafico in them, not only in social and economic arenas, but also by the politization of narcotrafico. Responses of democracies have been very different in these cases analyzed in the article. Nevertheless, in all of them, governability and legitmity of democracy are affected.

  17. Las actividades de lucha

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    Villamón Herrera, Miguel; Gutiérrez García, Carlos; Espartero Casado, Julián

    2003-01-01

    La lucha, como práctica lúdica y agonística está vinculada a la historia de todos los pueblos y civilizaciones. Su origen se remonta a los albores de la humanidad, por la necesidad de defender la propia vida y la integridad física frente a situaciones de peligro para la supervivencia. Así, para someter violentamente al adversario, a lo largo de la historia y en las diversas civilizaciones, se desarrollaron en cada región del mundo distintas técnicas de combate que, en unos casos, utilizaba...

  18. Tributos negociados: Las “questie”/subsidios de las villas catalanas en la primera mitad del siglo XIV

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    Full Text Available This article examines the questie/ subsidies requested by the Catalan- Aragonese monarchs from the towns of the royal domain of Catalonia between 1309 and 1359. From the point of view of the Crown, the importance of these tributes lies in the fact that they were the monarchy’s main way of financing prior to the transcendental changes in taxation of the decades of 1350 and 1360. And, from the point of view of the towns, the necessity to negotiate with the king and his officials, year after year, the amount of the questie/subsidies due in every small city, contributed to the increasing financial autonomy of the municipalities and, beyond that, to the social and institutional coordination of that community.

    En este artículo se estudian las questie/subsidios pedidas por los monarcas catalanoaragoneses a las villas de realengo de Cataluña entre 1309 y 1359. Desde el punto de vista de la Corona, la importancia de estos tributos radica en que fueron la principal forma de financiación de la monarquía antes de las trascendentales transformaciones fiscales de las décadas de 1350 y 1360. Y, desde la perspectiva de las villas, la necesidad de negociar con el rey y sus oficiales, año por año, el volumen de las questie/subsidios a pagar por cada pequeña ciudad contribuyó a la creciente autonomía financiera de los municipios y, más allá, a la vertebración social e institucional de la propia comunidad.

  19. Autonomous authority in relation to the staff regulations of autonomous parliaments

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    Full Text Available The statutes of Autonomous Parliaments are parliamentary administrative norms approved by each legislative chamber by virtue of their parliamentary autonomy. However, the parliamentary autonomy of each autonomous parliament does not have the same normative aspect for these purposes. It is studied in this article as despite having the Constitution as a common element, it is essential the special attribution that each autonomous chamber has and that the jurisprudence, both of the Constitutional Court, and that of the Supreme Court, has put in value, question that is included in the section related to the jurisprudence. In conclusion, the bureaucratic organization, in what refers to personal media, may be substantially different in each one of the legislative assemblies, as analyzed in the conclusions of this study.

  20. Dynamics control of autonomous vehicle at driving limits and experiment on an autonomous formula racing car

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    Ni, Jun; Hu, Jibin

    2017-06-01

    In this paper, a novel dynamics controller for autonomous vehicle to simultaneously control it to the driving limits and follow the desired path is proposed. The dynamics controller consists of longitudinal and lateral controllers. In longitudinal controller, the G-G diagram is utilized to describe the driving and handling limits of the vehicle. The accurate G-G diagram is obtained based on phase plane approach and a nonlinear vehicle dynamic model with accurate tyre model. In lateral controller, the tyre cornering stiffness is estimated to improve the robustness of the controller. The stability analysis of the closed-looped error dynamics shows that the controller remains stable against parameters uncertainties in extreme condition such as tyre saturation. Finally, an electric autonomous Formula race car developed by the authors is used to validate the proposed controller. The autonomous driving experiment on an oval race track shows the efficiency and robustness of the proposed controller.

  1. las distintas organizaciones

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    A. Maldonado Ibáñez

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo trata sobre la definición de un repositorio-catálogo de estilos aplicables a la representación cartográfica de los distintos fenómenos geográficos, basándose en la simbología normalizada de las distintas Organizaciones Cartográficas, tales como el Instituto Geográfico Nacional, el Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, el Instituto Nacional de Estadística, etc. El catálogo permitirá una elección rápida y sencilla de los diversos estilos utilizados por dichos organismos oficiales. Se trata de definir un repositorio en el que almacenar los estilos individualizados aplicables a los fenómenos geográficos, en el que se disponga de la capacidad de insertar, borrar y actualizar nuevos estilos. El repositorio debe responder como catálogo sobre el que buscar y descargar estilos. Una de las aplicaciones del repositorio-catálogo es la generación de estilos en el formato Style Layer Descriptor (SLD para ser visualizados mediante Servidores de Mapas en Red conformes con OGC.

  2. Las carreras del futuro

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    Luis Piscoya Hermoza

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available La primera década del siglo XXI ha estado signada por un énfasis en los estudiosde prospectiva, los mismos que, a partir de procesos de complejizacióny articulación de la sociedad planetaria como son la digitalización, el progresivodeterioro del medio ambiente, la necesidad del cambio de la matriz energéticay la globalización del mercado, han ensayado hipótesis para identificar lastendencias que se fortalecerán y profundizarán durante las próximas décadas.Desde el punto de vista metodológico, existen muchas maneras de clasificarlaspara conceptualizarlas y entenderlas mejor. Sin embargo, considerando lanaturaleza de esta edición nos proponemos enfocar directamente aquellas queestán estrechamente ligadas a la formación universitaria.Naturalmente, no pensamos que estamos ante tendencias inevitables en lamedida que epistemológicamente la creencia en leyes históricas deterministases insostenible y la práctica social nos muestra que la construcción del futuroes nuestra responsabilidad y siempre rebasa las mejores previsiones.

  3. Las crisis familiares

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    Idarmis González Benítez

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available Con este trabajo nos propusimos actualizar el tema de las crisis familiares. Se pone de manifiesto que tanto los eventos propios del desarrollo, como los accidentales, dan lugar a la aparición de crisis en la familia. Queda esclarecido, que no necesariamente han de tener implicaciones negativas para la familia. Se hace énfasis en la valoración del evento por la familia y su significación. Se destaca el papel de los recursos familiares como protectores y moduladores de las crisis. Por último se señalan algunos pasos a seguir en la intervención familiarWith this paper we intend to update the topic of the family crises. It is shown that the own events of development as well as the accidental ones bring about the appearance of crises in the family. It is made clear that they not always have negative implications for the family. Emphasis is made on the assessment of the event for the family and its significance. The role played by the family resources as protective and modulators of the crisis is stressed. Finally, some of the steps to be taken in family intervention are mentioned

  4. Las cruces del olvido

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    Carla Fernandes

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Les tragiques événements du « mars paraguayen » ont signifié la disparition de l’espoir en la transition démocratique dans laquelle le pays s’était engagé depuis presque une dizaine d’années. Renée Ferrer, poète, dramaturge, auteur de plusieurs recueils de contes et de deux romans, consigne alors le témoignage poétique de ce drame national dans le recueil Las cruces del olvido (2001. Elle a auparavant publié d’autres textes qui peuvent rentrer dans la catégorie de la poésie sociale : c’est le cas en particulier de Viaje a destiempo (1989 dédié aux victimes de la dictature. Las cruces del olvido, dès son paratexte, insiste sur la fonction de témoignage que l’auteur souhaite assigner à ses vers et sur le rôle que ceux-ci peuvent jouer dans la transmission d’une mémoire collective. La voix d’un jeune disparu de ce « mars paraguayen », le dédoublement qu’il subit et travers lequel il évoque son entrée dans la mort et son absence du monde des vivants, rendent possible l’écriture de cette expérience de l’indicible qu’est la disparition.Los trágicos acontecimientos del «marzo paraguayo» significaron la desaparición de la esperanza en la transición democrática que el país está viviendo desde unos diez años. Renée Ferrer, poeta, dramaturga, autora de varios libros de cuentos y de dos novelas, escribe entonces el testimonio poético de ese drama nacional en su poemario Las cruces del olvido (2001. Ya había publicado antes textos que se pueden considerar como poesía social: es el caso de Viaje a destiempo (1989 dedicado a las víctimas de la dictadura. Desde el texto apertural, Las cruces del olvido potencia la función de testimonio que la autora desea conceder a sus versos y el papel que éstos pueden desempeñar en la transmisión de una memoria colectiva. La voz de un joven desaparecido del «marzo paraguayo», el desdoblamiento que sufre y a través del cual evoca su entrada en la

  5. Las histiocitosis Histiocytosis

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    Eva Svarch

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available El término histiocitosis identifica un grupo de alteraciones que tienen en común la proliferación de células dendríticas (CD y los macrófagos, y se diagnostican más frecuentemente en niños. Dentro de las relacionadas con las CD las fundamentales son las histiocitosis a células de Langerhans (HCL. Las HCL tienen un comportamiento clínico muy variable, que puede ir desde una lesión que involucra un solo sitio o sistema hasta una enfermedad multisistémica. El tratamiento depende de la extensión del proceso. Una lesión única tiende a desaparecer espontáneamente. También la biopsia diagnóstica con o sin inyección de un esteroide puede iniciar la curación. Los pacientes con enfermedad multisistémica pueden beneficiarse con el tratamiento esteroideo y citostático o inclusive con el trasplante de células progenitoras hematopoyéticas. La histiocitosis sinusal con linfoadenopatías masivas o enfermedad de Rosai Dorfman se debe a la proliferación de los macrófagos, es de naturaleza benigna y usualmente autolimitada. Afecta sobre todo a niños y adultos jóvenes. La linfohistiocitosis hemofagocítica también se produce por la proliferación de los macrófagos y es una enfermedad rara con una alta mortalidad. Puede ser familiar (autosómica recesiva o secundaria a infecciones virales. Esta última forma se presenta más frecuentemente en el lactante pequeño. En la actualidad, sobre todo en la variedad familiar, el trasplante alogénico de células progenitoras hematopoyéticas puede ser la única medida curativaThe term histiocytosis identifies a group of disorders that have in common the proliferation of dentritic cells (DC and macrophages and is frequently diagnosed in children. Among the fundamental variants of histiocytosis related with DC, we find Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH. Langerhans cell histiocytosis has very variable clinical behavior that ranges from a lesion involving only one site or system to a multisystem

  6. Ambiente psicologico en las organizaciones

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    Damarcy Cortés Baracaldo

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available El talento humano en las organizaciones se ha convertido en las ultimas decadas en un recurso que se administra de acuerdo al estilo de liderazgo del jefe, lo que implica una marcada relación hacia la tarea, hacia las relaciones con el personal o una combinación de estas dos, que desencadenan en un ambiente psicológico exclusive en cada organización.

  7. Cooperative Control of Distributed Autonomous Vehicles in Adversarial Environments

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    2006-08-14

    COOPERATIVE CONTROL OF DISTRIBUTED AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES IN ADVERSARIAL ENVIRONMENTS Grant #F49620–01–1–0361 Final Report Jeff Shamma Department of...CONTRACT NUMBER F49620-01-1-0361 5b. GRANT NUMBER 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE COOPERATIVE CONTROL OF DISTRIBUTED AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES IN...single dominant language or a distribution of languages. A relation to multivehicle systems is understanding how highly autonomous vehicles on extended

  8. Control of autonomous ground vehicles: a brief technical review

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    Babak, Shahian-Jahromi; Hussain, Syed A.; Karakas, Burak; Cetin, Sabri

    2017-07-01

    This paper presents a brief review of the developments achieved in autonomous vehicle systems technology. A concise history of autonomous driver assistance systems is presented, followed by a review of current state of the art sensor technology used in autonomous vehicles. Standard sensor fusion method that has been recently explored is discussed. Finally, advances in embedded software methodologies that define the logic between sensory information and actuation decisions are reviewed.

  9. Digital Watermarking of Autonomous Vehicles Imagery and Video Communication

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    2005-10-01

    Watermarking of Autonomous Vehicles Imagery and Video Communications Executive Summary We have developed, implemented and tested a known-host-state methodology...2005 Final 01-06-2004->31-08-2005 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER Digital Watermarking of Autonomous Vehicles Imagery 5b. GRANTNUMBER and...college of ENGINEERING Center for Advanced VI LLANOVA Communications U N I V E R S I T Y FINAL TECHNICAL REPORT Digital Watermarking of Autonomous

  10. Multiple Autonomous Vehicles for Minefield Reconnaissance and Mapping

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    NPS-ME-97-008 NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL Monterey, California ItC A D- 19980421 131 =C QUALTY Ui Ji.CTEJ) THESIS MULTIPLE AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES FOR...MULTIPLE AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES FOR MINEFIELD 5. FUNDING NUMBERS RECONNAISSANCE AND MAPPING N0001497WX30039 6. AUTHOR(S) Jack A. Starr 7. PERFORMING... AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES FOR MINEFIELD RECONNAISSANCE AND MAPPING Jack A. Starr Lieutenant, United States Navy B.S., Oregon State University, 1991 Submitted in

  11. A Queueing Model for Supervisory Control of Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles

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    Autonomous Vehicles Joseph DiVita, PhD Robert L. Morris Maria Olinda Rodas SSC Pacific Approved...298 (Rev. 8/98) Prescribed by ANSI Std. Z39.18 09–2013 Final A Queueing Model for Supervisory Control of Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles Joseph...Mission Area: Command and Control, Queueing Model; Supervisory Control; Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles M. O. Rodas U U U U 38 (619)

  12. Las industrias en hueso

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    Jorge Martinez-Moreno

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available La elaboración de instrumentos en hueso con anterioridad a la aparición de Homo sapiens moderno ha sido descrita en numerosos yacimientos del Paleolítico Medio, entre ellos en Lezetxiki y Axlor. En este artículo se pretende evaluar si estos artefactos pueden considerarse el resultado de comportamientios tecnicos dirigidos a elaborar y/o utilizar esos soportes. Estas observaciones son extensibles a otros conjuntos en los que se mensionan estos óseos con atributos similares. Es esta revisión se describen los procesos y contextos que explican la presencia de esas modificaciones y a las que se les ha atribuido un significado tecnológico

  13. Las culturas no existen

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    Joel Feliu i Samuel-Lajeunesse

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    Full Text Available Tras un somero recordatorio del hecho, a menudo olvidado, de que la cultura no es una realidad social sino tan solo un concepto, el artículo pretende argumentar en pro de la inexistencia de tal entidad (a pesar de las apariencias. La pregunta principal a la que se intenta responder es cual es el papel ideológico que tiene la idea de cultura, es decir ¿qué efectos de construcción de realidad genera? Para ello se realiza una crítica del concepto y de sus usos argumentando que tanto el concepto como su uso cotidiano entrañan prácticas de clasificación y segregación. Finalmente se aboga por la caída en desuso del concepto y por nuevas formas de pensar la diversidad humana más acordes con la posibilidad de una ética situada.

  14. OMC y las telecomunicaciones

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    Orbe Astudillo, Marcos

    2010-01-01

    El mercado mundial de las telecomunicaciones crece rápidamente convirtiéndose en un sector de mayor crecimiento en la economía mundial y en uno de los componentes más importantes de la actividad social, cultural y política del mundo, por ello, la tendencia mundial es la liberalización de los mercados de bienes y servicios de telecomunicaciones y tecnologías de la información y comunicación (TIC´s), volviéndose muy importante para éste propósito el actuar de la Organización Mundial del Comerci...

  15. Autonomous site selection and instrument positioning for sample acquisition

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    Shaw, A.; Barnes, D.; Pugh, S.

    analysed to calculate possible long range trajectories [Weisbin 99] for the rover. Provided the rover is given a predefined "ideal rock" definition, the same DEMs can be used to classify rocks in the surrounding area and identify any which meet the ideal rock criteria, meaning that, during long-range traverses potentially scientifically rich rocks would not be missed. The technique can also be used identify the approach trajectory for the arm given the orientation of the rock surface. 1 If several ideal rocks have been identified the rover could then use a rock reachability map to prioritise the rocks for sampling, this would consider: rock classification; the amount of energy required to reach the rock; and the number of instruments that can be placed on the surface. Autonomously identifying ideal rocks and calculating instrument position reduces the rover waiting time and operator input, and increases the scientific return. 1. Shaw A.J. and Barnes D.P., Landmark recognition for localisation and navigation of aerial vehicles. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Las Vegas, October 2003. CD-ROM Proceedings. 2. Weisbin, Charles R. Rodriguez Guillermo, Schenker Paul S., Das Hari, Hayati Samad A., Baumgartner Eric T., Maimone Mark, Nesnas Issa A., Volpe Richard A. Autonomous rover technology for mars sample return, Pages 1-10 of: 1999 International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, ISAIRAS99. 2

  16. Autonomía Adolescente y Apoyo y Control Parental en Familias Indígenas Mexicanas

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    Rosario Esteinou

    2015-01-01

    (analítico): Con base en una encuesta, en este artículo presento un análisis descriptivo de las percepciones de adolescentes indígenas de México, sobre su autonomía y los comportamientos de sus padres y madres en términos del apoyo y control que ellos y ellas ejercen. En particular, analizo si la autonomía alcanzada puede ser asociada a un proceso de separación/desconexión o de separación/conexión con los padres y madres. Este proceso está ligado a los rasgos que guardan los comportamientos d...

  17. Autonomía Profesional: factor clave para el ejercicio de la Enfermería Basada en la Evidencia

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    Full Text Available El artículo presenta la importancia de la autonomía del profesional de Enferme-ría como factor clave para la implementación de la Enfermería Basada en la Evidencia (EBE. Se analiza el papel fundamental que cumple la EBE como herramienta que permite elevar la calidad y seguridad del cuidado, mejorar los resultados y reducir costos. La autonomía profesional es la que posibilita la aplicación de conocimientos generados a través de la investigación, pero ha sido identificada como una de las principales barreras para la implementación de la EBE.

  18. GPM Ground Validation Autonomous Parsivel Unit (APU) OLYMPEX V1

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The GPM Ground Validation Autonomous Parsivel Unit (APU) OLYMPEX dataset was collected during the OLYMPEX field campaign held at Washington's Olympic Peninsula...

  19. Distributed Autonomous Control of Multiple Spacecraft During Close Proximity Operations

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    2007-01-01

    This research contributes to multiple spacecraft control by developing an autonomous distributed control algorithm for close proximity operations of multiple spacecraft systems, including rendezvous...

  20. Logistics Reduction: RFID Enabled Autonomous Logistics Management (REALM)

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Logistics Reduction (LR) project Radio-frequency identification (RFID) Enabled Autonomous Logistics Management (REALM) task...

  1. Longitudinal Control for Mengshi Autonomous Vehicle via Cloud Model

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    Gao, H. B.; Zhang, X. Y.; Li, D. Y.; Liu, Y. C.

    2018-03-01

    Dynamic robustness and stability control is a requirement for self-driving of autonomous vehicle. Longitudinal control method of autonomous is a key technique which has drawn the attention of industry and academe. In this paper, we present a longitudinal control algorithm based on cloud model for Mengshi autonomous vehicle to ensure the dynamic stability and tracking performance of Mengshi autonomous vehicle. An experiments is applied to test the implementation of the longitudinal control algorithm. Empirical results show that if the longitudinal control algorithm based Gauss cloud model are applied to calculate the acceleration, and the vehicles drive at different speeds, a stable longitudinal control effect is achieved.

  2. Amplifying human ability through autonomics and machine learning in IMPACT

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    Dzieciuch, Iryna; Reeder, John; Gutzwiller, Robert; Gustafson, Eric; Coronado, Braulio; Martinez, Luis; Croft, Bryan; Lange, Douglas S.

    2017-05-01

    Amplifying human ability for controlling complex environments featuring autonomous units can be aided by learned models of human and system performance. In developing a command and control system that allows a small number of people to control a large number of autonomous teams, we employ an autonomics framework to manage the networks that represent mission plans and the networks that are composed of human controllers and their autonomous assistants. Machine learning allows us to build models of human and system performance useful for monitoring plans and managing human attention and task loads. Machine learning also aids in the development of tactics that human supervisors can successfully monitor through the command and control system.

  3. Contour Tracking Control for the REMUS Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

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    Van Reet, Alan R

    2005-01-01

    In the interest of enhancing the capabilities of autonomous underwater vehicles used in US Naval Operations, controlling vehicle position to follow depth contours presents exciting potential for navigation...

  4. Intelligent Autonomous Aerial Vehicles in the National Airspace, Phase I

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and, in particular, intelligent, autonomous aircraft operating in the National Airspace (NAS) have the potential to significantly...

  5. Research on Operational Aspects of Large Autonomous Underwater Glider Fleets

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    Fratantoni, David M

    2007-01-01

    This program supported research on the operational and management issues stemming from application of large fleets of autonomous underwater gliders to oceanographic research and rapid environmental...

  6. Throughput Evaluation of an Autonomous Sustainment Cargo Container System

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    Yeh, Mingtze

    2007-01-01

    .... Autonomous containers will play an essential role in the ability to deliver logistical supplies to waterborne littoral vessels enabling them to maintain station and complete there military operations...

  7. Impact of malnutrition on cardiac autonomic modulation in children

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    Gláucia Siqueira Carvalho Barreto

    2016-11-01

    Conclusion: Malnourished children present changes in cardiac autonomic modulation, characterized by reductions in both sympathetic and parasympathetic activity, as well as increased heart rate and decreased blood pressure.

  8. Smartphones Promote Autonomous Learning in ESL Classrooms

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    Viji Ramamuruthy

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available The rapid development of high-technology has caused new inventions of gadgets for all walks of life regardless age. In this rapidly advancing technology era many individuals possess hi-tech gadgets such as laptops, tablets, iPad, android phones and smart phones. Adult learners in higher learning institution especially are fond of using smart phones. Students become passive in the classrooms as they are glued to their smart phones. This situation triggers the question of whether learning really takes place while the students are too engaged with their smart phones in the ESL classroom. In this context, the following questions are framed to investigate this issue: What type of learning skills are gained by using smartphones in ESL classrooms? Does smartphone use promote the autonomous learning process? To what extent do learners rely on the lecturers in addition to the usage of smartphones? What are the learning satisfactions gained by ESL learners using smartphones? A total of 70 smartphone users in the age range 18 to 26 years participated in this quantitative study. Questionnaires eliciting demographic details of the respondents, learning skills, learning satisfaction, students' perception on teacher's role in the ESL classroom and autonomous learning were distributed to all the randomly chosen samples. The data were then analyzed by using SPSS version 16. The findings revealed that smartphone use boosted learners’ critical thinking, creative thinking, communication and collaboration skills. In fact, learners gain great satisfaction in the learning process through smartphones. Although learners have moved toward autonomous learning, they are still reliant on the teachers to achieve their learning goals.

  9. ADRES : autonomous decentralized regenerative energy systems

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    Brauner, G.; Einfalt, A.; Leitinger, C.; Tiefgraber, D. [Vienna Univ. of Technology (Austria)

    2007-07-01

    The autonomous decentralized regenerative energy systems (ADRES) research project demonstrates that decentralized network independent microgrids are the target power systems of the future. This paper presented a typical structure of a microgrid, demonstrating that all types of generation available can be integrated, from wind and small hydro to photovoltaic, fuel cell, biomass or biogas operated stirling motors and micro turbines. In grid connected operation the balancing energy and reactive power for voltage control will come from the public grid. If there is no interconnection to a superior grid, it will form an autonomous micro grid. In order to reduce peak power demand and base energy, autonomous microgrid technology requires highly efficient appliances. Otherwise large collector design, high storage and balancing generation capacities would be necessary, which would increase costs. End-use energy efficiency was discussed with reference to demand side management (DSM) strategies that match energy demand with actual supply in order to minimize the storage size needed. This paper also discussed network controls that comprise active and reactive power. Decentralized robust algorithms were investigated with reference to black-start ability and congestion management features. It was concluded that the trend to develop small decentralized grids in parallel to existing large systems will improve security of supply and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Decentralized grids will also increase energy efficiency because regenerative energy will be used where it is collected in the form of electricity and heat, thus avoiding transport and the extension of transmission lines. Decentralized energy technology is now becoming more economic by efficient and economic mass production of components. Although decentralized energy technology requires energy automation, computer intelligence is becoming increasingly cost efficient. 2 refs., 4 figs.

  10. Autonomous vehicles: from paradigms to technology

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    Ionita, Silviu

    2017-10-01

    Mobility is a basic necessity of contemporary society and it is a key factor in global economic development. The basic requirements for the transport of people and goods are: safety and duration of travel, but also a number of additional criteria are very important: energy saving, pollution, passenger comfort. Due to advances in hardware and software, automation has penetrated massively in transport systems both on infrastructure and on vehicles, but man is still the key element in vehicle driving. However, the classic concept of ‘human-in-the-loop’ in terms of ‘hands on’ in driving the cars is competing aside from the self-driving startups working towards so-called ‘Level 4 autonomy’, which is defined as “a self-driving system that does not requires human intervention in most scenarios”. In this paper, a conceptual synthesis of the autonomous vehicle issue is made in connection with the artificial intelligence paradigm. It presents a classification of the tasks that take place during the driving of the vehicle and its modeling from the perspective of traditional control engineering and artificial intelligence. The issue of autonomous vehicle management is addressed on three levels: navigation, movement in traffic, respectively effective maneuver and vehicle dynamics control. Each level is then described in terms of specific tasks, such as: route selection, planning and reconfiguration, recognition of traffic signs and reaction to signaling and traffic events, as well as control of effective speed, distance and direction. The approach will lead to a better understanding of the way technology is moving when talking about autonomous cars, smart/intelligent cars or intelligent transport systems. Keywords: self-driving vehicle, artificial intelligence, deep learning, intelligent transport systems.

  11. Maritime Training Serbian Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment

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    Šoškić Svetislav D.

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The crisis in Somalia has caused appearance of piracy at sea in the Gulf of Aden and the Western Indian Ocean. Somali pirates have become a threat to economic security of the world because almost 30 percent of world oil and 20 percent of global trade passes through the Gulf of Aden. Solving the problem of piracy in this part of the world have included international organizations, institutions, military alliances and the states, acting in accordance with international law and UN Security Council resolutions. The European Union will demonstrate the application of a comprehensive approach to solving the problem of piracy at sea and the crisis in Somalia conducting naval operation — EU NAVFOR Atalanta and operation EUTM under the Common Security and Defense Policy. The paper discusses approaches to solving the problem of piracy in the Gulf of Aden and the crisis in Somalia. Also, the paper points to the complexity of the crisis in Somalia and dilemmas correctness principles that are applied to solve the problem piracy at sea. One of goals is protections of vessels of the World Food Programme (WFP delivering food aid to displaced persons in Somalia. Republic of Serbia joined in this mission and trained and sent one a autonomous team in this military operation for protection WFP. This paper consist the problem of modern piracy, particularly in the area of the Horn of Africa became a real threat for the safety of maritime ships and educational process of Serbian Autonomous vessel protection detachment. Serbian Military Academy adopted and developed educational a training program against piracy applying all the provisions and recommendations of the IMO conventions and IMO model courses for Serbian Autonomous vessel protection detachment.

  12. Autonomous Dome for a Robotic Telescope

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    Kumar, A.; Sengupta, A.; Ganesh, S.

    2016-12-01

    The Physical Research Laboratory operates a 50 cm robotic observatory at Mount Abu (Rajsthan, India). This Automated Telescope for Variability Studies (ATVS) makes use of the Remote Telescope System 2 (RTS2) for autonomous operations. The observatory uses a 3.5 m dome from Sirius Observatories. We have developed electronics using Arduino electronic circuit boards with home grown logic and software to control the dome operations. We are in the process of completing the drivers to link our Arduino based dome controller with RTS2. This document is a short description of the various phases of the development and their integration to achieve the required objective.

  13. Towards Autonomous Control of HVAC Systems

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    Brath, P.

    autonomous control. Together with better tuned controllers and more dedicated control it would be possible to decrease the energy consumption, save money and increase the indoor air climate. A flexible HVAC test system was designed and implemented. Standard components and sensors were used in the design...... temperature controller, based on airflow control, was designed. Feedback linearisation is used together with an auto-tuning procedure, based on relay feedback. Design of a new CO2 controller was made to achieve a demand controlled ventilation system, in order to save energy. Feedback linearisation was used...

  14. Topological equivalence of nonlinear autonomous dynamical systems

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    Nguyen Huynh Phan; Tran Van Nhung

    1995-12-01

    We show in this paper that the autonomous nonlinear dynamical system Σ(A,B,F): x' = Ax+Bu+F(x) is topologically equivalent to the linear dynamical system Σ(A,B,O): x' = Ax+Bu if the projection of A on the complement in R n of the controllable vectorial subspace is hyperbolic and if lipschitz constant of F is sufficiently small ( * ) and F(x) = 0 when parallel x parallel is sufficiently large ( ** ). In particular, if Σ(A,B,O) is controllable, it is topologically equivalent to Σ(A,B,F) when it is only that F satisfy ( ** ). (author). 18 refs

  15. [Dirofilariasis in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea].

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    Korolev, V A; Romashova, M F

    2005-01-01

    The paper presents data on the prevalence of dirofilariasis in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea during 5 years from 1999 to 2003. The nematode Dirofilaria repens is a causative agent of the disease. Sporadic cases of helminthiasis are annually registered in some urban and rural areas on the plain of the peninsula. The disease is absent on the foothills and Black sea coast of the southern and eastern parts of Crimea. The localization of the parasite is typical of this helminthiasis. Dirofilariasis in Crimea may be regarded as a transmissible helminthiasis with natural focal trends.

  16. Autonomous Droop Scheme With Reduced Generation Cost

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    Nutkani, Inam Ullah; Loh, Poh Chiang; Wang, Peng

    2014-01-01

    ) of the microgrid. To reduce this TGC without relying on fast communication links, an autonomous droop scheme is proposed here, whose resulting power sharing is decided by the individual DG generation costs. Comparing it with the traditional scheme, the proposed scheme retains its simplicity and it is hence more....... This objective might, however, not suit microgrids well since DGs are usually of different types, unlike synchronous generators. Other factors like cost, efficiency, and emission penalty of each DG at different loading must be considered since they contribute directly to the total generation cost (TGC...

  17. A Diversified Investment Strategy Using Autonomous Agents

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    Barbosa, Rui Pedro; Belo, Orlando

    In a previously published article, we presented an architecture for implementing agents with the ability to trade autonomously in the Forex market. At the core of this architecture is an ensemble of classification and regression models that is used to predict the direction of the price of a currency pair. In this paper, we will describe a diversified investment strategy consisting of five agents which were implemented using that architecture. By simulating trades with 18 months of out-of-sample data, we will demonstrate that data mining models can produce profitable predictions, and that the trading risk can be diminished through investment diversification.

  18. Developments and challenges for autonomous unmanned vehicles

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    Finn, Anthony

    2010-01-01

    It is widely anticipated that autonomous vehicles will have a transformational impact on military forces and will play a key role in many future force structures. As a result, many tasks have already been identified that unmanned systems could undertake more readily than humans. However, for this to occur, such systems will need to be agile, versatile, persistent, reliable, survivable and lethal. This will require many of the vehicles 'cognitive' or higher order functions to be more fully developed, whereas to date only the 'component' or physical functions have been successfully automated and

  19. Autonomous valve for detection of biopolymer degradation

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    Keller, Stephan Urs; Noeth, Nadine-Nicole; Fetz, Stefanie

    2009-01-01

    We present a polymer microvalve that allows the detection of biopolymer degradation without the need of external energy. The valve is based on a polymer container filled with a colored marker solution and closed by a thin lid. This structure is covered by a film of poly(L-lactide) and degradation...... of the biopolymer triggers the release of the color which is detected visually. The autonomous valve has potential for the fast testing of biopolymer degradation under various environmental conditions or by specific enzymes....

  20. Microscale autonomous sensor and communications module

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    Okandan, Murat; Nielson, Gregory N

    2014-03-25

    Various technologies pertaining to a microscale autonomous sensor and communications module are described herein. Such a module includes a sensor that generates a sensor signal that is indicative of an environmental parameter. An integrated circuit receives the sensor signal and generates an output signal based at least in part upon the sensor signal. An optical emitter receives the output signal and generates an optical signal as a function of the output signal. An energy storage device is configured to provide power to at least the integrated circuit and the optical emitter, and wherein the module has a relatively small diameter and thickness.

  1. ROBERT autonomous navigation robot with artificial vision

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    Cipollini, A.; Meo, G.B.; Nanni, V.; Rossi, L.; Taraglio, S.; Ferjancic, C.

    1993-01-01

    This work, a joint research between ENEA (the Italian National Agency for Energy, New Technologies and the Environment) and DIGlTAL, presents the layout of the ROBERT project, ROBot with Environmental Recognizing Tools, under development in ENEA laboratories. This project aims at the development of an autonomous mobile vehicle able to navigate in a known indoor environment through the use of artificial vision. The general architecture of the robot is shown together with the data and control flow among the various subsystems. Also the inner structure of the latter complete with the functionalities are given in detail

  2. Autonomous Mission Operations for Sensor Webs

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    Underbrink, A.; Witt, K.; Stanley, J.; Mandl, D.

    2008-12-01

    We present interim results of a 2005 ROSES AIST project entitled, "Using Intelligent Agents to Form a Sensor Web for Autonomous Mission Operations", or SWAMO. The goal of the SWAMO project is to shift the control of spacecraft missions from a ground-based, centrally controlled architecture to a collaborative, distributed set of intelligent agents. The network of intelligent agents intends to reduce management requirements by utilizing model-based system prediction and autonomic model/agent collaboration. SWAMO agents are distributed throughout the Sensor Web environment, which may include multiple spacecraft, aircraft, ground systems, and ocean systems, as well as manned operations centers. The agents monitor and manage sensor platforms, Earth sensing systems, and Earth sensing models and processes. The SWAMO agents form a Sensor Web of agents via peer-to-peer coordination. Some of the intelligent agents are mobile and able to traverse between on-orbit and ground-based systems. Other agents in the network are responsible for encapsulating system models to perform prediction of future behavior of the modeled subsystems and components to which they are assigned. The software agents use semantic web technologies to enable improved information sharing among the operational entities of the Sensor Web. The semantics include ontological conceptualizations of the Sensor Web environment, plus conceptualizations of the SWAMO agents themselves. By conceptualizations of the agents, we mean knowledge of their state, operational capabilities, current operational capacities, Web Service search and discovery results, agent collaboration rules, etc. The need for ontological conceptualizations over the agents is to enable autonomous and autonomic operations of the Sensor Web. The SWAMO ontology enables automated decision making and responses to the dynamic Sensor Web environment and to end user science requests. The current ontology is compatible with Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC

  3. Monitoring aquatic environments with autonomous systems

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    Christensen, Jesper Philip Aagaard

    High frequency measurements from autonomous sensors have become a widely used tool among aquatic scientists. This report focus primarily on the use of ecosystem metabolism based on high frequency oxygen measurements and relates the calculations to spatial variation, biomass of the primary producers...... and in shallow systems the macrophytes can completely dominate primary production. This was despite the fact that the plants in the studied system were light-saturated most of the light hours and occasionally carbon limited. It was also shown that the GPP and the total phytoplankton biomass in a nutrient...

  4. Dejar las lagrimas e ir hacia las acciones

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    Jeppesen, Anne Marie Ejdesgaard

    2015-01-01

    Este artículo enfoca en la frontera entre México y los Estados Unidos, las condiciones especiales de la sociedad fronteriza, las economías interconectadas y la violencia, en especial la violencia ejercida contra mujeres y los feminicidios. El artículo discute diferentes perspectivas y maneras de...

  5. Violencia contra las mujeres: las dimensiones de la desigualdad

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    Ana Isabel Blanco García

    2008-01-01

    En este número entraremos directamente en el debate acerca de la "Violencia contra las mujeres: las dimensiones de a desigualdad", que desde hace unos años recorre todo el sustrato del pensamiento feminista y del que en buena medida es deudor el propio título de nuestra revista.

  6. Violencia contra las mujeres: las dimensiones de la desigualdad

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    Ana Isabel Blanco García

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available En este número entraremos directamente en el debate acerca de la "Violencia contra las mujeres: las dimensiones de a desigualdad", que desde hace unos años recorre todo el sustrato del pensamiento feminista y del que en buena medida es deudor el propio título de nuestra revista.

  7. Las TIC como fuente de ventaja competitiva en las PYMES

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    Álvaro Fernando Moncada Niño

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Desde su aparición, las Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones (TIC se han convertido en un recurso fundamental de las empresas para competir en la mayoría de las industrias, generalizando el planteamiento de que son fuente de ventaja competitiva. Pero realmente, ¿cuándo las TIC son fuente potencial de ventaja competitiva para las pymes? ¿Bajo qué condiciones se logra que contribuyan a generar valor y mejorar su posición competitiva? ¿Qué características deben cumplir para alcanzar y sustentar la Ventaja Competitiva? Este documento basado en la Teoría de los Recursos y Capacidades (TRC responde estas preguntas y presenta al análisis de recurso Valioso, Raro, Inimitable y Organización (VRIO como herramienta para la determinación del potencial y valor que las TIC pueden alcanzar en las pymes y cómo pueden contribuir a que la empresa alcance ventajas competitivas sostenibles, en complemento de sus recursos y capacidades organizacionales.

  8. Las TIC como fuente de ventaja competitiva en las PYMES

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    Álvaro Fernando Moncada Niño

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Desde su aparición, las Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones (TIC se han convertido en un recurso fundamental de las empresas para competir en la mayoría de las industrias, generalizando el planteamiento de que son fuente de ventaja competitiva. Pero realmente, ¿cuándo las TIC son fuente potencial de ventaja competitiva para las pymes? ¿Bajo qué condiciones se logra que contribuyan a generar valor y mejorar su posición competitiva? ¿Qué características deben cumplir para alcanzar y sustentar la Ventaja Competitiva? Este documento basado en la Teoría de los Recursos y Capacidades (TRC responde estas preguntas y presenta al análisis de recurso Valioso, Raro, Inimitable y Organización (VRIO como herramienta para la determinación del potencial y valor que las TIC pueden alcanzar en las pymes y cómo pueden contribuir a que la empresa alcance ventajas competitivas sostenibles, en complemento de sus recursos y capacidades organizacionales.

  9. Gestión por proyecto y autonomía escolar. Contribuciones para un estado del arte sobre la cuestión

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    María Cecilia Bocchio

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo que se presenta muestra el estado del arte construido en el marco de una investigación titulada “La difícil construcción de la autonomía escolar. Estudio del impacto del Proyecto de Promoción de la Autonomía Escolar (PPAE1.”2 La investigación constituye una tesis de licenciatura realizada en el marco del proyecto "Estudios sobre Políticas Educativas: las regulaciones del Sistema Educativo y sus efectos en la gestión de las instituciones educativas y en el trabajo de los docentes en el nivel medio y superior universitario" (2010-20113.Se incluyen en el estado de arte sistematizado los principales aportes teórico-metodológicos y conclusiones de la investigación desarrollada.

  10. Physics Simulation Software for Autonomous Propellant Loading and Gas House Autonomous System Monitoring

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    Regalado Reyes, Bjorn Constant

    2015-01-01

    1. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is developing a mobile launching system with autonomous propellant loading capabilities for liquid-fueled rockets. An autonomous system will be responsible for monitoring and controlling the storage, loading and transferring of cryogenic propellants. The Physics Simulation Software will reproduce the sensor data seen during the delivery of cryogenic fluids including valve positions, pressures, temperatures and flow rates. The simulator will provide insight into the functionality of the propellant systems and demonstrate the effects of potential faults. This will provide verification of the communications protocols and the autonomous system control. 2. The High Pressure Gas Facility (HPGF) stores and distributes hydrogen, nitrogen, helium and high pressure air. The hydrogen and nitrogen are stored in cryogenic liquid state. The cryogenic fluids pose several hazards to operators and the storage and transfer equipment. Constant monitoring of pressures, temperatures and flow rates are required in order to maintain the safety of personnel and equipment during the handling and storage of these commodities. The Gas House Autonomous System Monitoring software will be responsible for constantly observing and recording sensor data, identifying and predicting faults and relaying hazard and operational information to the operators.

  11. View of Mexican family members on the autonomy of adolescents and adults with intellectual disability Puntos de vista de familiares de adolescentes y adultos mexicanos con discapacidad intelectual acerca de su autonomía

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    Betania Allen-Leigh

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to describe the ways in which Mexican adolescents and adults with intellectual disability exercise autonomy. Two focus groups were carried out with family members who are the legal guardians of people with intellectual disability who have received independent living training at the Center for Integral Training and Development (CADI, per its abbreviation in Spansh. Focus group transcripts were analyzed with codes defined a priori, based on an existing theoretical framework on autonomy and quality of life among intellectually disabled persons. Autonomy is exercised by the intellectually disabled in the personal, social, sexual and economic spheres of life. Empowered autonomy implies that the person is taught the necessary skills and then allowed to act upon his or her own interests. Negotiated autonomy includes guidance, explanation and negotiation; it constitutes a learning process. Interpreted autonomy is the most limited type described, and implies protection, interpretation and may involve decision-making by others. These types of autonomy constitute a complex phenomenon and the divisions between them are indistinct.Este estudio busca describir las maneras en que jóvenes y adultos mexicanos con discapacidad intelectual ejercen la autonomía. Dos grupos focales se llevaron a cabo con familiares de personas con discapacidad intelectual quienes han recibido capacitación para la vida independiente en el Centro de Capacitación y Desarrollo Integral, CADI. Se analizaron las transcripciones con códigos definidos a priori, basados en un marco teórico preexistente sobre autonomía y calidad de vida entre personas con discapacidad intelectual. Las personas con discapacidad intelectual ejercen autonomía en diversos ámbitos: personal, social, sexual y económico. La autonomía empoderada se da cuando se le enseña a la persona las habilidades necesarias y luego se le permite actuar con base en sus propios intereses. La autonom

  12. El desafío de explicitar las diferencias

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    Margarita PISANO

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El artículo destaca el carácter positivo (por oposición a negativo, «anti», de las políticas y estrategias feministas. En esta perspectiva debe entenderse la actuación de las ONGs de mujeres: «Las ONGs feministas al constituirse, le han dado residencia física al feminismo y han abierto espacios de crecimiento —tanto de conocimientos y saberes y gestión, como una propuesta de activa política—». En la relación del feminismo con las ONGs feministas, y en el funcionamiento específico de éstas, se plantean diversas cuestiones: dificultades y desafíos de las profesionales de las ONGs feministas; el problema de un nuevo liderazgo, no contaminado por el deber ser de la cultura patriarcal; la necesidad de estrategias de oposición (participativas y locales frente a las propias de la Cooperación al Desarrollo, en tanto éstas sustentan una visión ideológica «de primer mundo»; la autonomía e independencia de las ONGs feministas, el «tener nuestra propia voz», como portadoras de un modelo económico, de un concepto de democracia, de un concepto de cultura.ABSTRACT: This article emphasizes the positive character (by opposition to negative: «against», «anti» of feminist politics and strategies. In this perspective it must be understood the performance of women's ONGs: «The feminist ONGs, at constituting, have given physical residence to feminism and have opened spaces of growth —of knowledge, skills and management, as well as a proposal of active politics—». In the relation of feminism with feminist ONGs, and in the specific functioning of these, various questiones are stated: difficulties and challenges of the professionals of feminist ONGs; the problem of a new leadership, not contaminated by the «ought to be» of the patriarchal culture; the need of strategies of opposition (participative and local different from the ones charasteristic of the Cooperation to Development, for they support an ideological vision

  13. Empoderamiento de las jóvenes mexicanas y prevención de la violencia en el noviazgo

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    Irene CASIQUE-RODRÍGUEZ

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A partir de datos de la Encuesta Nacional de la Dinámica de las Relaciones en los Hogares 2011, se indagan, en primer término, algunos indicadores de empoderamiento de las mujeres jóvenes mexicanas (autonomía e ideología de roles y se explora cómo varían éstos según algunas condiciones sociodemográficas de las jóvenes (grupos de edad, nivel de escolaridad, situación conyugal, maternidad y condición de actividad. En segundo término se analizan las asociaciones que se establecen entre dichos indicadores y el riesgo de sufrir violencia en el noviazgo. Los resultados sugieren que la autonomía de las jóvenes juega un papel muy importante como factor de protección frente al riesgo de violencia emocional y de violencia sexual, lo que confirma la relevancia de promover acciones y programas que contribuyan de manera decidida a incrementar entre las mujeres solteras esta dimensión de empoderamiento.

  14. ¿Autonomía o Universidad?

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    Ismael Roldan Valencia

    1996-10-01

    Full Text Available La educación es sin duda una de las grandes estrategias para el desarrollo de los pueblos que cobra importancia en la medida en que el conocimiento se convierte en una herramienta de excelencia para el bienestar de la sociedad. ¿Puede esta quedar en manos de las fuerzas del mercado y convertir a la sociedad en espectadora pasiva de su desenvolvimiento? ¿Es la educación universitaria un problema que cada cual resuelve como mejor puede, en un panorama de posibilidades limitadas y acceso restringido?

  15. La autonomía de la voluntad y el pluralismo jurídico en nuestros días

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    Perrin,Jean-François

    2005-01-01

    La "autonomía de la voluntad", esa hermosa matriz del derecho privado liberal clásico ("quien dice contractual, dice justo"), es actualmente un instrumento importante de regulación de las relaciones sociales. La observación del funcionamiento real - efectivo - de esta herramienta legal, revela de forma paradigmática la identidad del individuo social post-moderno, cuya libertad es a la vez inmensa e irrisoria, fuente de poder ilimitado y de sujeción servil a las directivas de organizaciones, p...

  16. ¿Es paradójica la autonomía de la voluntad frente al principio de legalidad en los contratos estatales?

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    Amazo-Parrado, Diana

    2010-01-01

    La “autonomía de la voluntad”, esa hermosa matriz del derecho privado liberal clásico (“quien dice contractual, dice justo”), es actualmente un instrumento importante de regulación de las relaciones sociales. La observación del funcionamiento real –efectivo– de esta herramienta legal, revela la identidad del individuo social post-moderno, cuya libertad es a la vez inmensa e irrisoria, fuente de poder ilimitado y de sujeción servil a las directivas de organizaciones, públicas y privadas, que e...

  17. El cuidado en salud y la educación salubrista como promoción de competencias humanas y autonomía

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    Ángel R. Villarini Jusino

    2008-01-01

    orientada al desarrollo de la conciencia salubrista, que consideramos debe ser el aspecto central de una nueva política de salud. La propuesta se enmarca en los esfuerzos actuales de salud preventiva y de empoderamiento personal y comunitario en cuestiones de salud. Se concibe la conciencia salubrista como una competencia humana general que hace posible el desarrollo de autonomía, personal y comunitaria, es decir, de las personas cuidar de sí mismas en asuntos de salud.

  18. Enabling Autonomous Navigation for Affordable Scooters

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    Kaikai Liu

    2018-06-01

    Full Text Available Despite the technical success of existing assistive technologies, for example, electric wheelchairs and scooters, they are still far from effective enough in helping those in need navigate to their destinations in a hassle-free manner. In this paper, we propose to improve the safety and autonomy of navigation by designing a cutting-edge autonomous scooter, thus allowing people with mobility challenges to ambulate independently and safely in possibly unfamiliar surroundings. We focus on indoor navigation scenarios for the autonomous scooter where the current location, maps, and nearby obstacles are unknown. To achieve semi-LiDAR functionality, we leverage the gyros-based pose data to compensate the laser motion in real time and create synthetic mapping of simple environments with regular shapes and deep hallways. Laser range finders are suitable for long ranges with limited resolution. Stereo vision, on the other hand, provides 3D structural data of nearby complex objects. To achieve simultaneous fine-grained resolution and long range coverage in the mapping of cluttered and complex environments, we dynamically fuse the measurements from the stereo vision camera system, the synthetic laser scanner, and the LiDAR. We propose solutions to self-correct errors in data fusion and create a hybrid map to assist the scooter in achieving collision-free navigation in an indoor environment.

  19. Enabling Autonomous Navigation for Affordable Scooters.

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    Liu, Kaikai; Mulky, Rajathswaroop

    2018-06-05

    Despite the technical success of existing assistive technologies, for example, electric wheelchairs and scooters, they are still far from effective enough in helping those in need navigate to their destinations in a hassle-free manner. In this paper, we propose to improve the safety and autonomy of navigation by designing a cutting-edge autonomous scooter, thus allowing people with mobility challenges to ambulate independently and safely in possibly unfamiliar surroundings. We focus on indoor navigation scenarios for the autonomous scooter where the current location, maps, and nearby obstacles are unknown. To achieve semi-LiDAR functionality, we leverage the gyros-based pose data to compensate the laser motion in real time and create synthetic mapping of simple environments with regular shapes and deep hallways. Laser range finders are suitable for long ranges with limited resolution. Stereo vision, on the other hand, provides 3D structural data of nearby complex objects. To achieve simultaneous fine-grained resolution and long range coverage in the mapping of cluttered and complex environments, we dynamically fuse the measurements from the stereo vision camera system, the synthetic laser scanner, and the LiDAR. We propose solutions to self-correct errors in data fusion and create a hybrid map to assist the scooter in achieving collision-free navigation in an indoor environment.

  20. Safety analysis of autonomous excavator functionality

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    Seward, D.; Pace, C.; Morrey, R.; Sommerville, I.

    2000-01-01

    This paper presents an account of carrying out a hazard analysis to define the safety requirements for an autonomous robotic excavator. The work is also relevant to the growing generic class of heavy automated mobile machinery. An overview of the excavator design is provided and the concept of a safety manager is introduced. The safety manager is an autonomous module responsible for all aspects of system operational safety, and is central to the control system's architecture. Each stage of the hazard analysis is described, i.e. system model creation, hazard definition and hazard analysis. Analysis at an early stage of the design process, and on a system that interfaces directly to an unstructured environment, exposes certain issues relevant to the application of current hazard analysis methods. The approach taken in the analysis is described. Finally, it is explained how the results of the hazard analysis have influenced system design, in particular, safety manager specifications. Conclusions are then drawn about the applicability of hazard analysis of requirements in general, and suggestions are made as to how the approach can be taken further

  1. Security-Enhanced Autonomous Network Management

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    Zeng, Hui

    2015-01-01

    Ensuring reliable communication in next-generation space networks requires a novel network management system to support greater levels of autonomy and greater awareness of the environment and assets. Intelligent Automation, Inc., has developed a security-enhanced autonomous network management (SEANM) approach for space networks through cross-layer negotiation and network monitoring, analysis, and adaptation. The underlying technology is bundle-based delay/disruption-tolerant networking (DTN). The SEANM scheme allows a system to adaptively reconfigure its network elements based on awareness of network conditions, policies, and mission requirements. Although SEANM is generically applicable to any radio network, for validation purposes it has been prototyped and evaluated on two specific networks: a commercial off-the-shelf hardware test-bed using Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEEE) 802.11 Wi-Fi devices and a military hardware test-bed using AN/PRC-154 Rifleman Radio platforms. Testing has demonstrated that SEANM provides autonomous network management resulting in reliable communications in delay/disruptive-prone environments.

  2. Autonomic function in manganese alloy workers

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    Barrington, W.W.; Angle, C.R.; Willcockson, N.K.; Padula, M.A. [Univ. of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE (United States); Korn, T.

    1998-07-01

    The observation of orthostatic hypotension in an index case of manganese toxicity lead to this prospective attempt to evaluate cardiovascular autonomic function and cognitive and emotional neurotoxicity in eight manganese alloy welders and machinists. The subjects consisted of a convenience sample consisting of an index case of manganese dementia, his four co-workers in a frog shop for gouging, welding, and grinding repair of high manganese railway track and a convenience sample of three mild steel welders with lesser manganese exposure also referred because of cognitive or autonomic symptoms. Frog shop air manganese samples 9.6--10 years before and 1.2--3.4 years after the diagnosis of the index case exceeded 1.0 mg/m{sup 3} in 29% and 0.2 mg/m{sup 3} in 62%. Twenty-four-hour electrocardiographic (Holter) monitoring was used to determine the temporal variability of the heartrate (RR{prime} interval) and the rates of change at low frequency and high frequency. MMPI and MCMI personality assessment and short-term memory, figure copy, controlled oral word association, and symbol digit tests were used.

  3. [Learning strategies of autonomous medical students].

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    Márquez U, Carolina; Fasce H, Eduardo; Ortega B, Javiera; Bustamante D, Carolina; Pérez V, Cristhian; Ibáñez G, Pilar; Ortiz M, Liliana; Espinoza P, Camila; Bastías V, Nancy

    2015-12-01

    Understanding how autonomous students are capable of regulating their own learning process is essential to develop self-directed teaching methods. To understand how self-directed medical students approach learning in medical schools at University of Concepción, Chile. A qualitative and descriptive study, performed according to Grounded Theory guidelines, following Strauss & Corbin was performed. Twenty medical students were selected by the maximum variation sampling method. The data collection technique was carried out by a semi-structured thematic interview. Students were interviewed by researchers after an informed consent procedure. Data were analyzed by the open coding method using Atlas-ti 7.5.2 software. Self-directed learners were characterized by being good planners and managing their time correctly. Students performed a diligent selection of contents to study based on reliable literature sources, theoretical relevance and type of evaluation. They also emphasized the discussion of clinical cases, where theoretical contents can be applied. This modality allows them to gain a global view of theoretical contents, to verbalize knowledge and to obtain a learning feedback. The learning process of autonomous students is intentional and planned.

  4. The usual treatment of trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias.

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    Pareja, Juan A; Álvarez, Mónica

    2013-10-01

    Trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias include cluster headache, paroxysmal hemicrania, and short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection, tearing, and rhinorrhea (SUNCT). Conventional pharmacological therapy can be successful in the majority of trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias patients. Most cluster headache attacks respond to 100% oxygen inhalation, or 6 mg subcutaneous sumatriptan. Nasal spray of sumatriptan (20 mg) or zolmitriptan (5 mg) are recommended as second choice. The bouts can be brought under control by a short course of corticosteroids (oral prednisone: 60-100 mg/day, or intravenous methylprednisolone: 250-500 mg/day, for 5 days, followed by tapering off the dosage), or by long-term prophylaxis with verapamil (at least 240 mg/day). Alternative long-term preventive medications include lithium carbonate (800-1600 mg/day), methylergonovine (0.4-1.2 mg/day), and topiramate (100-200 mg/day). As a rule, paroxysmal hemicrania responds to preventive treatment with indomethacin (75-150 mg/day). A short course of intravenous lidocaine (1-4 mg/kg/hour) can reduce the flow of attacks during exacerbations of SUNCT. Lamotrigine (100-300 mg/day) is the preventive drug of choice for SUNCT. Gabapentin (800-2700 mg/day), topiramate (50-300 mg/day), and carbamazepine (200-1600 mg/day) may be of help. © 2013 American Headache Society.

  5. An Experimental Platform for Autonomous Bus Development

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    Héctor Montes

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays, with highly developed instrumentation, sensing and actuation technologies, it is possible to foresee an important advance in the field of autonomous and/or semi-autonomous transportation systems. Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS have been subjected to very active research for many years, and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT is one area of major interest. Among the most promising transport infrastructures, the articulated bus is an interesting, low cost, high occupancy capacity and friendly option. In this paper, an experimental platform for research on the automatic control of an articulated bus is presented. The aim of the platform is to allow full experimentation in real conditions for testing technological developments and control algorithms. The experimental platform consists of a mobile component (a commercial articulated bus fully instrumented and a ground test area composed of asphalt roads inside the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC premises. This paper focuses also on the development of a human machine interface to ease progress in control system evaluation. Some experimental results are presented in order to show the potential of the proposed platform.

  6. Autonomous mobile robot localization using Kalman filter

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    Mohd Nasir Nabil Zhafri

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Autonomous mobile robot field has gain interest among researchers in recent years. The ability of a mobile robot to locate its current position and surrounding environment is the fundamental in order for it to operate autonomously, which commonly known as localization. Localization of mobile robot are commonly affected by the inaccuracy of the sensors. These inaccuracies are caused by various factors which includes internal interferences of the sensor and external environment noises. In order to overcome these noises, a filtering method is required in order to improve the mobile robot’s localization. In this research, a 2- wheeled-drive (2WD mobile robot will be used as platform. The odometers, inertial measurement unit (IMU, and ultrasonic sensors are used for data collection. Data collected is processed using Kalman filter to predict and correct the error from these sensors reading. The differential drive model and measurement model which estimates the environmental noises and predict a correction are used in this research. Based on the simulation and experimental results, the x, y and heading was corrected by converging the error to10 mm, 10 mm and 0.06 rad respectively.

  7. Kinodynamic Motion Planning for Autonomous Vehicles

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    Jiwung Choi

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available This article proposes a computationally effective motion planning algorithm for autonomous ground vehicles operating in a semi-structured environment with a mission specified by waypoints, corridor widths and obstacles. The algorithm switches between two kinds of planners, (i static planners and (ii moving obstacle avoidance manoeuvre planners, depending on the mobility of any detected obstacles. While the first is broken down into a path planner and a controller, the second generates a sequence of controls without global path planning. Each subsystem is implemented as follows. The path planner produces an optimal piecewise linear path by applying a variant of cell decomposition and dynamic programming. The piecewise linear path is smoothed by Bézier curves such that the maximum curvatures of the curves are minimized. The controller calculates the highest allowable velocity profile along the path, consistent with the limits on both tangential and radial acceleration and the steering command for the vehicle to track the trajectory using a pure pursuit method. The moving obstacle avoidance manoeuvre produces a sequence of time-optimal local velocities, by minimizing the cost as determined by the safety of the current velocity against obstacles in the velocity obstacle paradigm and the deviation of the current velocity relative to the desired velocity, to satisfy the waypoint constraint. The algorithms are shown to be robust and computationally efficient, and to demonstrate a viable methodology for autonomous vehicle control in the presence of unknown obstacles.

  8. Mobile autonomous robot for radiological surveys

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    Dudar, A.M.; Wagner, D.G.; Teese, G.D.

    1992-01-01

    The robotics development group at the Savannah River Laboratory (SRL) is developing a mobile autonomous robot that performs radiological surveys of potentially contaminated floors. The robot is called SIMON, which stands for Semi-Intelligent Mobile Observing Navigator. Certain areas of SRL are classified as radiologically controlled areas (RCAs). In an RCA, radioactive materials are frequently handled by workers, and thus, the potential for contamination is ever present. Current methods used for floor radiological surveying includes labor-intensive manual scanning or random smearing of certain floor locations. An autonomous robot such as SIMON performs the surveying task in a much more efficient manner and will track down contamination before it is contacted by humans. SIMON scans floors at a speed of 1 in./s and stops and alarms upon encountering contamination. Its environment is well defined, consisting of smooth building floors with wide corridors. The kind of contaminations that SIMON is capable of detecting are alpha and beta-gamma. The contamination levels of interest are low to moderate

  9. Autonomic regulation of hepatic glucose production.

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    Bisschop, Peter H; Fliers, Eric; Kalsbeek, Andries

    2015-01-01

    Glucose produced by the liver is a major energy source for the brain. Considering its critical dependence on glucose, it seems only natural that the brain is capable of monitoring and controlling glucose homeostasis. In addition to neuroendocrine pathways, the brain uses the autonomic nervous system to communicate with peripheral organs. Within the brain, the hypothalamus is the key region to integrate signals on energy status, including signals from lipid, glucose, and hormone sensing cells, with afferent neural signals from the internal and external milieu. In turn, the hypothalamus regulates metabolism in peripheral organs, including the liver, not only via the anterior pituitary gland but also via multiple neuropeptidergic pathways in the hypothalamus that have been identified as regulators of hepatic glucose metabolism. These pathways comprise preautonomic neurons projecting to nuclei in the brain stem and spinal cord, which relay signals from the hypothalamus to the liver via the autonomic nervous system. The neuroendocrine and neuronal outputs of the hypothalamus are not separate entities. They appear to act as a single integrated regulatory system, far more subtle, and complex than when each is viewed in isolation. Consequently, hypothalamic regulation should be viewed as a summation of both neuroendocrine and neural influences. As a result, our endocrine-based understanding of diseases such as diabetes and obesity should be expanded by integration of neural inputs into our concept of the pathophysiological process. © 2014 American Physiological Society.

  10. Seguridad de las aplicaciones web

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    Conferencia "Seguridad de las aplicaciones web" impartida en las III Jornadas Informáticas - UTE 2016 en la Facultad de Ciencias de la Ingeniería e Industrias de la Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial (Quito, Ecuador) el 5 de julio de 2016.

  11. Las aventuras con el autoscopio

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    Víctor Florencio Ramírez Hernández

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo se inspira en el famoso personaje Harry Potter para hacer un análisis entre la filosofía y las neurociencias, específicamente sobre las condiciones funcionales que hacen posible filosofar.

  12. La convergencia de las telecomunicaciones

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    Galarza, D.

    2000-01-01

    Presenta la evolución de la electrónica y como esta ha influenciado en el desarrollo de las telecomunicaciones, en la creación de redes fijas y móviles. Además visualiza el futuro convergente de las telecomunicaciones.

  13. Revestimientos corrosibles de las obras

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    Jiménez Montoya, P.

    1958-02-01

    Full Text Available Not availableEstudio y descripción de los distintos tipos de revestimiento que requieren las obras industriales para protegerlas contra las acciones químicas desarrolladas por las substancias puestas en contacto con ellas. El amplio estado evolutivo actual de los procedimientos industriales exige, como es natural, que las construcciones modernas se proyecten con un conocimiento claro, no ya de su estabilidad estructural, sino de la de sus propios materiales, que, por fenómenos corrosivos, pueden causar la ruina de la construcción. En este trabajo se dan los procedimientos de revestir, las características más importantes de estas protecciones y materiales empleados y, finalmente, su comportamiento en contacto con los agentes agresivos normalmente manipulados en la industria.

  14. Stimulating autonomous motivation in the classroom: The role of interpersonal teacher agency and communion

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    Self Determination Theory (SDT) distinguishes the quality of motivation from its quantity or intensity (Vansteenkiste, Sierens, Soetens, Luyckx, & Lens, 2009). A sequence from controlled to autonomous motivation is adopted; autonomous motivation is seen as the best quality type. Being autonomously

  15. Autonomous underwater vehicle for research and rescue operations

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    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Autonomous under water vehicles are ideal platforms for search and rescue operations. They can also be used for inspection of underwater terrains. These vehicles need to be autonomous and robust to cope with unpredictable current and high pressures...

  16. The Role of the State of the Autonomous Regions

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    Humlebæk, Carsten

    This study focuses on the Statute-related parliamentary debates of the Catalan and Valencian autonomous regions and analyses the conceptions of the political communities defended by the political parties, both of Spain and of the autonomous region in question and the relationship between them. Th...

  17. Autonomous Vehicles: A Policy Roadmap for Law Enforcement

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    autonomous vehicle , vehicles , self - driving car , automated...the fault of the autonomous vehicle .6 In other words, human error was the fault in all of the collisions and the self - driving car has NEVER caused a...32 David Shamah, “As Google Dreams of Driverless Cars , IDF Deploys Them: Self Driving Vehicles Are not New for the Israeli Army, and a

  18. Socially intelligent autonomous agents that learn from human reward

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    Li, Guangliang

    2016-01-01

    In the future, autonomous agents will operate in human inhabited environments in many real world applications and become an integral part of human’s daily lives. Therefore, when autonomous agents enter into the real world, they need to adapt to many novel, dynamic and complex situations that cannot

  19. Learner Behaviors and Perceptions of Autonomous Language Learning

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    Bekleyen, Nilüfer; Selimoglu, Figen

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of the present study was to investigate the learners' behaviors and perceptions about autonomous language learning at the university level in Turkey. It attempts to reveal what type of perceptions learners held regarding teachers' and their own responsibilities in the language learning process. Their autonomous language learning…

  20. Self-Assessment Exercises in Continuum Mechanics with Autonomous Learning

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    Marcé-Nogué, Jordi; Gil, LLuís; Pérez, Marco A.; Sánchez, Montserrat

    2013-01-01

    The main objective of this work is to generate a set of exercises to improve the autonomous learning in "Continuum Mechanics" through a virtual platform. Students will have to resolve four exercises autonomously related to the subject developed in class and they will post the solutions on the virtual platform within a deadline. Students…

  1. Autonomous metacommunicative lexicon and its specifics in manipulative discourse

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    Gnezdilova Yaroslava

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available The article focuses on the study of metacommunicative means, and a unified approach to their classification is implemented. Special attention is drawn to distinguishing the main types of autonomous metacommunicative means and their functioning in manipulative discourse. The results show that the group of autonomous metacommunicative units comprises all those means, which preserve their metacommunicative functions even when other functions dominate.

  2. Experimental and numerical study of an autonomous flap

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    Bernhammer, L.O.; Navalkar, S.T.; Sodja, J.; De Breuker, R.; Karpel, M.

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents the experimental and numerical study of an autonomous load alleviation concept using trailing edge flaps. The flaps are autonomous units, which for instance can be used for gust load alleviation. The unit is self-powered and self-actuated through trailing edge tabs which are

  3. Autonomic Impairment in Borderline Personality Disorder: A Laboratory Investigation

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    Weinberg, Anna; Klonsky, E. David; Hajcak, Greg

    2009-01-01

    Recent research suggests that emotional dysfunction in psychiatric disorders can be reflected in autonomic abnormalities. The present study examines sympathetic and parasympathetic autonomic nervous system activity in individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) before, during, and following a social stressor task. Data were obtained…

  4. Heterogeneous Teams of Autonomous Vehicles: Advanced Sensing & Control

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    2009-03-01

    Final Technical 3. DATES COVERED (From To) 7/1/05-12/31708 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Heterogeneous Teams of Autonomous Vehicles Advanced Sensing...assimilating data from underwater and surface autonomous vehicles in addition to the usual sources of Eulerian and Lagrangian systems into a small scale

  5. Wireless IR Image Transfer System for Autonomous Vehicles

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    2003-12-01

    the camera can operate between 0 and 500 C; this uniquely suites it for employment on autonomous vehicles in rugged environments. The camera is...system is suitable for used on autonomous vehicles under varying antenna orientations. • The third is the use of MDS transceivers allows the received

  6. Physics-Aware Informative Coverage Planning for Autonomous Vehicles

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    2014-06-01

    Physics-Aware Informative Coverage Planning for Autonomous Vehicles Michael J. Kuhlman1, Student Member, IEEE, Petr Švec2, Member, IEEE, Krishnanand...Physics-Aware Informative Coverage Planning for Autonomous Vehicles 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) 5d

  7. Cold Regions Issues for Off-Road Autonomous Vehicles

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    2004-04-01

    the operation of off-road autonomous vehicles . Low-temperature effects on lubricants, materials, and batteries can impair a robot’s ability to operate...demanding that off-road autonomous vehicles must be designed for and tested in cold regions if they are expected to operate there successfully.

  8. Theoretical foundations for the responsibility of autonomous agents

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    Hage, Jaap

    This article argues that it is possible to hold autonomous agents themselves, and not only their makers, users or owners, responsible for the acts of these agents. In this connection autonomous systems are computer programs that interact with the outside world without human interference. They

  9. Should autonomous agents be liable for what they do?

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    Hage, Jaap; Keirse, A.; Loos, M.

    2017-01-01

    This article argues that it may be useful to sometimes hold autonomous agents, and not only their users, responsible for their acts. In this connection autonomous systems can be computer programs that interact with the outside world without human interference, including ‘intelligent’ weapons and

  10. Evaluating the autonomic nervous system in patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux.

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    Huang, Wan-Ju; Shu, Chih-Hung; Chou, Kun-Ta; Wang, Yi-Fen; Hsu, Yen-Bin; Ho, Ching-Yin; Lan, Ming-Ying

    2013-06-01

    The pathogenesis of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) remains unclear. It is linked to but distinct from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which has been shown to be related to disturbed autonomic regulation. The aim of this study is to investigate whether autonomic dysfunction also plays a role in the pathogenesis of LPR. Case-control study. Tertiary care center. Seventeen patients with LPR and 19 healthy controls, aged between 19 and 50 years, were enrolled in the study. The patients were diagnosed with LPR if they had a reflux symptom index (RSI) ≥ 13 and a reflux finding score (RFS) ≥ 7. Spectral analysis of heart rate variability (HRV) analysis was used to assess autonomic function. Anxiety and depression levels measured by the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) and Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II) were also conducted. In HRV analysis, high frequency (HF) represents the parasympathetic activity of the autonomic nervous system, whereas low frequency (LF) represents the total autonomic activity. There were no significant differences in the LF power and HF power between the 2 groups. However, significantly lower HF% (P = .003) and a higher LF/HF ratio (P = .012) were found in patients with LPR, who demonstrated poor autonomic modulation and higher sympathetic activity. Anxiety was also frequently observed in the patient group. The study suggests that autonomic dysfunction seems to be involved in the pathogenesis of LPR. The potential beneficial effect of autonomic nervous system modulation as a therapeutic modality for LPR merits further investigation.

  11. Modeling of an autonomous microgrid for renewable energy sources integration

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    Serban, I.; Teodorescu, Remus; Guerrero, Josep M.

    2009-01-01

    The frequency stability analysis in an autonomous microgrid (MG) with renewable energy sources (RES) is a continuously studied issue. This paper presents an original method for modeling an autonomous MG with a battery energy storage system (BESS) and a wind power plant (WPP), with the purpose...

  12. Effect of Sleep/Wake Cycle on Autonomic Regulation

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    Jabeen, S.

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the association between irregular sleep/wake cycle in shift workers and autonomic regulation. Study Design: Cross-sectional, analytical study. Place and Duration of Study: Dow University Hospital, Karachi, from August to November 2013. Methodology: All health care providers working in rotating shifts making a total (n=104) were included. Instrument was an integrated questionnaire applied to assess autonomic regulation, taken from Kroz et al. on scoring criteria, ranging from 18 - 54, where higher rating signifies strong autonomic regulation, indicating a stable Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) and vice versa. Participants were interviewed and their response was recorded by the investigator. Influence of sleep misalignment was measured quantitatively to extract index of autonomic activity. Results: There was a reduced trend in autonomic strength amongst shift workers. The mean score obtained on the Autonomic Scale was 37.8 ± 5.9. Conclusion: Circadian misalignment has an injurious influence on ANS which might be valuable in controlling autonomic dysfunction that leads to fatal triggers in rotating shift workers. (author)

  13. Cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction due to diabetes mellitus: An ...

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    Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) is a common form of diabetes autonomic neuropathy, causes abnormalities in heart rate control as well as central and peripheral vascular dynamics, and may carry an increased risk of mortality. The aim of this article was to review the importance of identifying CAN and ...

  14. Autonomic dysfunction in diabetes : a consequence of cardiovascular damage

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    Lefrandt, J D; Smit, A J; Zeebregts, C J; Gans, R O B; Hoogenberg, K H

    2010-01-01

    In 1976, D.J. Ewing showed a clear survival disadvantage for diabetic patients that had 'diabetic autonomic neuropathy', as assessed by heart rate and blood pressure variations during a battery of bedside tests. However, these variations do not solely depend on autonomic nervous system function, but

  15. Una escuela de todas (las personas) para todas (las personas)

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    Montolio Pastor, Rosa; Cervellera Martínez, Luiso

    2008-01-01

    Escuela 2 representa una particular manera de entender la educación. Un proyecto educativo nacido de la cooperación entre las personas, concebido para albergar todo un universo de realidades y gestionado de manera colaborativa bajo los principios de la economía social y el movimiento cooperativo. Una escuela de todas, las personas, para todas, las personas. Una escuela decidida a hacer realidad los principios de la inclusión educativa desde el día a día, esforzada por resituar a cada paso su ...

  16. Competencia del Estatuto Orgánico de Presupuesto respecto de las universidades públicas del orden nacional

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    casuístico. Para el caso de estudio, la autonomía universitaria contemplada en el artículo 69 de la Constitución Nacional requirió que el legislador expidiera la Ley 30 de 1992, que en sus artículos 28 y 57, desarrolló los aspectos en que se refleja la dicha autonomía. El régimen financiero contenido en el capítulo V de la Ley 30 de 1992, es parte esencial del régimen especial de las universidades estatales, pues el legislador consideró que la autonomía universitaria en su dimensión presupuestal, solo se puede garantizar si su presupuesto se mantiene protegido de la libre facultad potestativa del poder ejecutivo.

  17. LA LITERATURA SOBRE LAS NUEVAS RELIGIOSIDADES EN LAS CLASES MEDIAS URBANAS. UNA MIRADA DESDE ARGENTINA

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    Nicolás Viotti

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo se propone hacer un recorrido por la literatura sobre las nuevas religiosidades en elámbito urbano de los sectores medios argentinos que encarnan idealmente el catolicismo de tipocarismático y la llamada Nueva Era. Esta indagación detalla dos movimientos de análisis sobrecómo religiosidad y clase media se vinculan. En primer lugar describe los trabajos que, centradosen prácticas y experiencias religiosas específicas, remiten a la clase media como una característicagenérica de los participantes. Entre ellos reconoce una corriente de análisis que extiende lapreocupación de la religiosidad en el horizonte más amplio de una cultura de clase específica quetiene como valores centrales la noción de individuo y la autonomía. En segundo lugar se concentraen cómo los trabajos preocupados inicialmente con la movilidad social de la clase media enrelación a sus nuevos y viejos valores, analizan tangencialmente algunos fenómenos novedosos enlo que hace a las prácticas religiosas de esa población. El trabajo concluye que es necesaria unarelectura comparada entre religiosidad y clase media atendiendo tanto a valores específicos ycontrastivos de esos colectivos como a los procesos en que la religiosidad funciona como vehículode diferenciación y construcción de identidades de clase.

  18. 12th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems

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    Cho, Hyungsuck; Yoon, Kwang-Joon; Lee, Jangmyung

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    Intelligent autonomous systems are emerged as a key enabler for the creation of a new paradigm of services to humankind, as seen by the recent advancement of autonomous cars licensed for driving in our streets, of unmanned aerial and underwater vehicles carrying out hazardous tasks on-site, and of space robots engaged in scientific as well as operational missions, to list only a few. This book aims at serving the researchers and practitioners in related fields with a timely dissemination of the recent progress on intelligent autonomous systems, based on a collection of papers presented at the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems, held in Jeju, Korea, June 26-29, 2012. With the theme of “Intelligence and Autonomy for the Service to Humankind, the conference has covered such diverse areas as autonomous ground, aerial, and underwater vehicles, intelligent transportation systems, personal/domestic service robots, professional service robots for surgery/rehabilitation, rescue/security ...

  19. Examining accident reports involving autonomous vehicles in California.

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    Favarò, Francesca M; Nader, Nazanin; Eurich, Sky O; Tripp, Michelle; Varadaraju, Naresh

    2017-01-01

    Autonomous Vehicle technology is quickly expanding its market and has found in Silicon Valley, California, a strong foothold for preliminary testing on public roads. In an effort to promote safety and transparency to consumers, the California Department of Motor Vehicles has mandated that reports of accidents involving autonomous vehicles be drafted and made available to the public. The present work shows an in-depth analysis of the accident reports filed by different manufacturers that are testing autonomous vehicles in California (testing data from September 2014 to March 2017). The data provides important information on autonomous vehicles accidents' dynamics, related to the most frequent types of collisions and impacts, accident frequencies, and other contributing factors. The study also explores important implications related to future testing and validation of semi-autonomous vehicles, tracing the investigation back to current literature as well as to the current regulatory panorama.

  20. Design of an Autonomous Transport System for Coastal Areas

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    Full Text Available The article presents a project of an autonomous transport system that can be deployed in coastal waters, bays or between islands. Presented solutions and development trends in the transport of autonomous and unmanned units (ghost ships are presented. The structure of the control system of autonomous units is discussed together with the presentation of applied solutions in the field of artificial intelligence. The paper presents the concept of a transport system consisting of autonomous electric powered vessels designed to carry passengers, bikes, mopeds, motorcycles or passenger cars. The transport task is to be implemented in an optimal way, that is, most economically and at the same time as safe as possible. For this reason, the structure of the electric propulsion system that can be found on such units is shown. The results of simulation studies of autonomous system operation using simulator of marine navigational environment are presented.

  1. 12th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-12)

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    Yoon, Kwang-Joon; Lee, Jangmyung; Frontiers of Intelligent Autonomous Systems

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    This carefully edited volume aims at providing readers with the most recent progress on intelligent autonomous systems, with its particular emphasis on intelligent autonomous ground, aerial and underwater vehicles as well as service robots for home and healthcare under the context of the aforementioned convergence. “Frontiers of Intelligent Autonomous Systems” includes thoroughly revised and extended papers selected from the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-12), held in Jeju, Korea, June 26-29, 2012. The editors chose 35 papers out of the 202 papers presented at IAS-12 which are organized into three chapters: Chapter 1 is dedicated to autonomous navigation and mobile manipulation, Chapter 2 to unmanned aerial and underwater vehicles and Chapter 3 to service robots for home and healthcare. To help the readers to easily access this volume, each chapter starts with a chapter summary introduced by one of the editors: Chapter 1 by Sukhan Lee, Chapter 2 by Kwang Joon Yoon and...

  2. Examining accident reports involving autonomous vehicles in California.

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    Francesca M Favarò

    Full Text Available Autonomous Vehicle technology is quickly expanding its market and has found in Silicon Valley, California, a strong foothold for preliminary testing on public roads. In an effort to promote safety and transparency to consumers, the California Department of Motor Vehicles has mandated that reports of accidents involving autonomous vehicles be drafted and made available to the public. The present work shows an in-depth analysis of the accident reports filed by different manufacturers that are testing autonomous vehicles in California (testing data from September 2014 to March 2017. The data provides important information on autonomous vehicles accidents' dynamics, related to the most frequent types of collisions and impacts, accident frequencies, and other contributing factors. The study also explores important implications related to future testing and validation of semi-autonomous vehicles, tracing the investigation back to current literature as well as to the current regulatory panorama.

  3. Perception, Planning, Control, and Coordination for Autonomous Vehicles

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    Scott Drew Pendleton

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Autonomous vehicles are expected to play a key role in the future of urban transportation systems, as they offer potential for additional safety, increased productivity, greater accessibility, better road efficiency, and positive impact on the environment. Research in autonomous systems has seen dramatic advances in recent years, due to the increases in available computing power and reduced cost in sensing and computing technologies, resulting in maturing technological readiness level of fully autonomous vehicles. The objective of this paper is to provide a general overview of the recent developments in the realm of autonomous vehicle software systems. Fundamental components of autonomous vehicle software are reviewed, and recent developments in each area are discussed.

  4. Examining accident reports involving autonomous vehicles in California

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    Nader, Nazanin; Eurich, Sky O.; Tripp, Michelle; Varadaraju, Naresh

    2017-01-01

    Autonomous Vehicle technology is quickly expanding its market and has found in Silicon Valley, California, a strong foothold for preliminary testing on public roads. In an effort to promote safety and transparency to consumers, the California Department of Motor Vehicles has mandated that reports of accidents involving autonomous vehicles be drafted and made available to the public. The present work shows an in-depth analysis of the accident reports filed by different manufacturers that are testing autonomous vehicles in California (testing data from September 2014 to March 2017). The data provides important information on autonomous vehicles accidents’ dynamics, related to the most frequent types of collisions and impacts, accident frequencies, and other contributing factors. The study also explores important implications related to future testing and validation of semi-autonomous vehicles, tracing the investigation back to current literature as well as to the current regulatory panorama. PMID:28931022

  5. Autonomous Activist-Research. The case of the squatters' movement in Madrid

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    Martínez López, Miguel Ángel

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Citizen participation has been recently incorporated in the design and implementation of different public policies but participants have often criticised that there is little room for autonomous modes of citizen participation within institutional frameworks. Which are the specific features of autonomous processes of citizen participation compared to the most institutional ones? How does autonomous participation develop? This article deals with the methodological aspects of autonomous participation. In doing so, we will present an experience of autonomous activist-research within the squatters’ movement of Madrid which lasted for two and a half years. In particular, we focus on the methodological decisions taken by activist-researchers and describe the major contributions of this participatory process. We argue that such an activist-research process was based upon three different strategies which provided a productive framework for the participants’ involvement: a an open, horizontal and self-managed group of activist-researchers; b an open-source and copy-left commitment in order to fulfill an equal access to the production of knowledge; c a qualitative and comprehensive methodology which allowed to gather a wide range of information taking into account the social diversity within the squatters’ movement.

    La participación ciudadana ha sido recientemente incorporada en el diseño e implementación de diferentes políticas públicas, pero quienes participan han criticado a menudo que existe poco espacio para las modalidades autónomas de participación ciudadana dentro de los marcos institucionales. ¿Cuáles son los rasgos específicos de los procesos autónomos de participación ciudadana comparados a los más institucionales? ¿Cómo se desarrolla la participación autónoma? Este artículo expone algunos aspectos metodológicos de la participación autónoma. Presentamos una experiencia de investigación activista aut

  6. Cardiovascular autonomic function in Cushing's syndrome.

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    Fallo, F; Maffei, P; Dalla Pozza, A; Carli, M; Della Mea, P; Lupia, M; Rabbia, F; Sonino, N

    2009-01-01

    Cardiac autonomic dysfunction is associated with increased cardiovascular mortality. No data on sympathovagal balance are available in patients with Cushing's syndrome, in whom cardiovascular risk is high. We studied 10 patients with newly diagnosed Cushing's syndrome (1 male/9 females; age mean+/-SD, 47+/-10 yr) and 10 control subjects matched for age, sex, body mass index, and cardiovascular risk factors. In both groups there were 7 patients with arterial hypertension, 3 with diabetes mellitus, and 2 with obesity. Cardiac autonomic function was evaluated by analysis of short time heart rate variability (HRV) measures in frequency domain over 24-h, daytime, and nighttime. The 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and echocardiography were also performed. In comparison with controls, patients with Cushing's syndrome had lower 24-h (1.3+/-0.6 vs 3.7+/-1.5, mean+/-SD, p<0.01), daytime (2.0+/-1.4 vs 4.5+/-1.6, p<0.01), and night-time (1.0+/-0.4 vs 3.5+/-2.3, p<0.01) low-frequency/ high frequency (LF/HF) power ratio. In the presence of similar LF power, the difference was due to elevation in HF power in Cushing's syndrome compared to controls: 24-h, 12.7+/-6.7 vs 5.8+/-2.8, p<0.01; daytime, 10.2+/-7.3 vs 4.5+/-2.1, p<0.05; nighttime, 14.2+/-7.0 vs 7.8+/-4.7, p<0.05. Eight Cushing patients vs 4 controls had a non-dipping blood pressure profile. At echocardiography, Cushing patients had a greater left ventricular mass index and/or relative wall thickness, and impaired diastolic function, compared with controls. Compared to controls, patients with Cushing's syndrome showed a sympathovagal imbalance, characterized by a relatively increased parasympathetic activity. Whether this autonomic alteration is meant to counterbalance cortisol-induced effects on blood pressure and cardiac structure/function or has a different pathophysiological significance is still unknown.

  7. AHP 44: Interview: FILMMAKER: GU RU 'PHRINS LAS1

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    Full Text Available Please introduce yourself. I am Gu ru 'phrin las, born in 1993 in Smin thang Township, Gjig sgril County, Mgo log (Guoluo Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Mtsho sngon (Qinghai Province, PR China. My family members are herders. My paternal grandmother (Ngang rus, 1923-2008 raised me. My family had neither a radio nor television, so Grandmother's folktales and stories about her childhood were the main form of entertainment for me. When I was six years old, Father began to teach me basic Tibetan and mathematics. I started school when I was eight years old. I later studied at Mgo log High School in Rta bo (Dawu, at Northwest Nationalities University in Lan gru (Lanzhou, and in Zhi an (Xi'an. My dream is to become a film director. ...

  8. Las aristas del racismo

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    Fredy Rivera Vélez

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    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se estudia un ámbito que normalmente se esquiva y se enmascara: Las prácticas racistas. Esta evasión del tema se da en diferentes planos discursivos, y es una práctica, cada vez más frecuente en América Latina, pues aquí se hace de la integración étnica uno de los ejes centrales de la construcción de sus relaciones identitarias y políticas. Se propone, entonces, este trabajo develar la naturaleza y el movimiento de prácticas racistas presentes no sólo discursivamente, en la práctica política, en la práctica laboral, sino que también están presente en nuestra vida cotidiana, bajo nuevas formas y contenidos que se distancian del racismo tradicional e incorpora una nueva gramática racista, una suerte de racismo moderno, no basado en el fenotipo o características físicas como elemento central, sino en un racismo basado en la diferencia cultural, lo cual plantea un plano más excluyente, pues en este planteamiento el “objeto de racismo” no es un objeto de racismo limitado, como en el racismo tradicional, en el cual siempre es utilizado por quien practica el racismo; en el racismo contemporáneo se pretende una ruptura completa y una exclusión total del otro.

  9. Transitioning Submersible Chemical Analyzer Technologies for Sustained, Autonomous Observations from Profiling Moorings, Gliders and other AUVs

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    Hanson, Alfred K; Donaghay, Percy L; Moore, Casey; Arrieta, Richard

    2005-01-01

    The long term goal is to transition existing prototype autonomous profiling nutrient analyzers into commercial products that can be readily deployed on autonomous profiling moorings, coastal gliders...

  10. Transitioning Submersible Chemical Analyzer Technologies for Sustained, Autonomous Observations From Profiling Moorings, Gliders and other AUVs

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    Hanson, Alfred K; Donaghay, Percy L; Moore, Casey; Arrieta, Richard

    2006-01-01

    The long term goal is to transition existing prototype autonomous profiling nutrient analyzers into commercial products that can be readily deployed on autonomous profiling moorings, coastal gliders...

  11. Las momias de las pirámides

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    José Miguel Parra

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    Full Text Available El público general cree, como si fuera un dogma religioso, que las pirámides egipcias no fueron las tumbas de los faraones de los Reino Antiguo y Medio porque en ninguna de las cámaras funerarias se ha encontrado nunca una momia. Este estudio compila todos los datos relevantes al respecto y describe brevemente todos los restos humanos encontrados dentro de las pirámides, demostrando la falta de base de esa extendida creencia.As a religious dogma the general public believe that the Egyptian pyramids were not the tombs for the Old and Middle Kingdom pharaohs, because never was a mummy found inside the burial chamber of any of them. This study just compile all the relevant data on the subject and describe briefly all the human remains found in the pyramids, showing the nonsense of the general belief.

  12. Las multitudes y las revoluciones de nuestro tiempo

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    John Harold Biervliet

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo examina el motivo de las multitudes y las revoluciones de nuestro tiempo. Primeramente, se discuten las diferencias entre los conceptos de multitud y masa. Así, podemos considerar las revoluciones como acontecimientos de cambios sociales, económicos y políticos, provenientes de las clases baja y media de la sociedad. El meollo de este artículo refiere a la dignidad humana articulada a la contracción de los Estados de bienestar. Los ciudadanos están reflejando un desencanto hacia la clase política y una frustración con respecto al empeoramiento de las condiciones económicas y sociales. Podemos observar los casos de indignados en Grecia, España y Portugal pero también en los países árabes. De esta misma manera, las revoluciones de las multitudes siguen avanzando por medio de las demostraciones públicas y protestas sobre los espacios geográficos. Finalmente, las dinámicas de cambio a través de las revoluciones árabes son una cuestión compleja debido al círculo vicioso entre la tendencia autoritaria y la islámica. This article examines the reason of multitudes and revolutions in our time. First of all, it discusses the difference between the concept of multitude and mass. Consequently, revolutions can be considered as social, economic, and political events of changes, which come from the low and middle classes of the society. This article refers to the human dignity articulated with the contraction of Welfare states. Citizens are reflecting disenchantment towards the political class and frustration regarding the deterioration of social and economic conditions. We can observe angry people in Greece, Spain, and Portugal but also in Arabian countries. In this same way, revolutions of multitudes continue by means of public demonstrations and protests on geographical spaces. Finally, the dynamics of change through Arabian Revolutions are a complex matter due to the vicious circle between the authoritarian or Islamic

  13. Autonomic Cluster Management System (ACMS): A Demonstration of Autonomic Principles at Work

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    Baldassari, James D.; Kopec, Christopher L.; Leshay, Eric S.; Truszkowski, Walt; Finkel, David

    2005-01-01

    Cluster computing, whereby a large number of simple processors or nodes are combined together to apparently function as a single powerful computer, has emerged as a research area in its own right. The approach offers a relatively inexpensive means of achieving significant computational capabilities for high-performance computing applications, while simultaneously affording the ability to. increase that capability simply by adding more (inexpensive) processors. However, the task of manually managing and con.guring a cluster quickly becomes impossible as the cluster grows in size. Autonomic computing is a relatively new approach to managing complex systems that can potentially solve many of the problems inherent in cluster management. We describe the development of a prototype Automatic Cluster Management System (ACMS) that exploits autonomic properties in automating cluster management.

  14. Las "auctoritates" escolásticas en las Siete Partidas

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    Vázquez Janeiro, Isaac

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    Examen de las fuentes utilizadas en los pasajes de las Siete Partidas relativos a la doctrina general de los sacramentos y en particular de los sacramentos del bautismo y del matrimonio. A base de los resultados obtenidos se sacan conclusiones sobre el carácter de la obra alfonsina. Examination of the sources used in the passages of the Siete Partidas relating to the general doctrine of the Sacraments and specially of the sacraments of Baptism and Marriage.

  15. Las desterradas hijas de Eva

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    Quiñonero Hernández, Llum

    2015-01-01

    Ocurrió en España, durante década, en tiempos de Franco y después de Franco. El estado franquista creo una tupida red de instituciones para el control social de las mujeres: para las rebeldes y descarriadas, el encierro; para las madres solteras también el estigma. Carentes de derechos, de garantías, miles, decenas de miles de mujeres, aún sin cuantificar, vieron desaparecer a sus recién nacidos en instituciones privadas y públicas de muy diversa índole: cárceles, reformatorios, maternidades ...

  16. Patagonia: tocando las fibras internas

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    Velasco Tafur, Ximena; Borrero Caldas, Silvio

    2013-01-01

    El presente caso, está enfocado en Patagonia, una compañía que desde sus inicios ha desarrollado una forma poco convencional en su estilo de hacer negocios. La gerencia de Patagonia considera que muchos errores administrativos obedecen a que las empresas formulan las mismas soluciones para todos los problemas que enfrentan. Además, desde la revolución industrial, tales soluciones han privilegiado las ganancias económicas sobre la sostenibilidad ambiental, y el planeta está pasando factura por...

  17. Unificar las ciencias del deporte

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    Natàlia Balagué Serre

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available El deporte no es solo un fenómeno social de nuestro mundo, sino que también es un campo privilegiado para el estudio del comportamiento social y humano. Durante las últimas décadas, se ha producido un enorme crecimiento y especialización de las ciencias del deporte y el lema del 18º Congreso del European College of Sport Sciences (ECSS “Unificar las ciencias del deporte” representa desafiar este proceso de fragmentación. El lema conlleva un cambio de la especialización a la integración, de una concepción de los sistemas vivos basada en la teoría de la información y la ingeniería a una de base biológica, de la investigación multidisciplinaria a la transdisciplinaria. Pero aparece una pregunta: ¿es posible integrar las áreas fragmentadas y facilitar la transferencia de los principios explicativos teóricos, técnicas y perspectivas metodológicas entre disciplinas? En el marco de las contribuciones hechas en el congreso, este artículo tiene como objetivo introducir enfoques científicos ya extendidos en los ámbitos de la física, la química, la biología (incluyendo las ómicas y las ciencias sociales, y que centradas en las interacciones dinámicas complejas de los componentes sistémicos (proteínas, células, organismos, grupos, sociedades, revelan principios explicativos generales que contribuyen a la unificación del conocimiento. Intentamos animar a las personas interesadas en las ciencias del deporte a percibir nuevas formas de investigación y a complementar, sin sustituirlos, los enfoques dominantes, con la esperanza de que ir de las partes al todo y del todo a las partes ayudará a los científicos a reconocer los caminos más adecuados.

  18. Las nuevas formas de racismo

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    Gutiérrez López-Dóriga, Cristina

    2012-01-01

    El racismo tal y como lo conocíamos ha disminuido considerablemente ya que ha debido adaptarse a las nuevas exigencias sociales. Esta adaptación ha creado una nueva forma de expresión de este fenómeno, más larvada pero igual de dañina que las anteriores formas manifiestas. Y aunque las bases que sustentan esta nueva forma de racismo dependen de la historia cultural del lugar, siendo así diferentes en Europa y Estados Unidos, ambas aluden a los mismos procesos que crean y mantienen la desigual...

  19. Las escalas de la luz

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    Beckers, Benoit

    2009-01-01

    Variando con el paso del día y del año, la luz del Sol y del cielo modula, visual y energéticamente, los territorios, las ciudades y los edificios. ¿Cómo sintetizar y manejar en el proyecto estas informaciones donde se mezcla el azar de las nubes pasajeras con la regularidad astronómica de los trayectos solares? En cuanto a las herramientas de simulación, el mayor avance de estos últimos años se ha producido en los programas de renderización, con los cuales nos vemos forzados a construi...

  20. Efectividad en las redes empresariales

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    Álvarez Rey, Natalia; Correal López, Ana María; García Algarra, Laura Ximena

    2014-01-01

    Este estudio tiene como objetivo identificar cuáles son las variables que repercuten en la efectividad de las redes empresariales. Esto, con base en la búsqueda de literatura existente de la efectividad en equipos, en organizaciones y en las redes interorganizacionales, así como el análisis de modelos y estudios empíricos que permitieron el análisis. De acuerdo con la búsqueda, se encontró que variables como la estructura de la red, la estabilidad del sistema, el compromiso de los empleados e...